New York Natural Heritage Program
Tawny Emperor
Asterocampa clyton (Boisduval and Le Conte, [1835])

Habitat [-]
This species is potentially found in any shaded habitat that contains hackberry (Celtis spp.). Although it does not require pristine habitat, it would would not be likely to be found on lawns. Shapiro (1974) indicates that habitats are generally bottomlands in New York.

Associated Ecological Communities [-]
  • Calcareous cliff community
    A community that occurs on vertical exposures of resistant, calcareous bedrock (such as limestone or dolomite) or consolidated material; these cliffs often include ledges and small areas of talus.
  • Limestone woodland
    A woodland that occurs on shallow soils over limestone bedrock in non-alvar settings, and usually includes numerous rock outcrops. There are usually several codominant trees, although one species may become dominant in any one stand.

Associated Species [-]
  • Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)