The Tawny Emperor Butterfly is typically 1.8 inches to 2.3 inches (48mm to 60mm) in size. We have associated the following descriptors / identifiers to this insect: brown, orange, yellow, gray, black, white, row of brown dots, flying, beneficial, large, black bands, friendly.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Mexico..
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Tawny Emperor Butterfly. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.