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Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa c. celtis)
|All Hackberry trees, including Net-Leaf Hackberry (Celtis laevigata var. reticulata) and Sugar Hackberry (C. laevigata).
|Throughout the Metroplex.
|Seasonal Flight Data
|Mid-late April through first frost.
|Larvae overwinter and begin feeding on new leaves in the spring. They pupate, and the first adults are usually on the wing by mid to late April. Adults prefer tree sap and rotted fruit.