A mid-sized brushfoot that is tawny orange brown, both above and below; sometimes with a bluish reflection below. 


Any place with hackberry trees, including woodland edges, suburbia, river edges, etc.

Flight Period

Mainly May-Oct.  All year in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Caterpillar Foodplants

Hackberries (Celtis).

Other Notes

Voted "Butterfly Most Likely to Land on People" these aggressive butterflies love to imbibe sweat from people's clothing and skin. 

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Asterocampa clyton