“Seeking shelter from the storm…” by rhoing

“Seeking shelter from the storm…”

It started pouring rain and from inside the house I watched as this Hackberry Emperor sought “shelter from the storm” (with apologies to Dylan). This is only my second encounter with a Hackberry Emperor. This is a much better photograph than the first — http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2016-08-20 — even though: (1) I s*ck at flash photography and (2) this was taken with flash because of low light under cloudy skies and a house-overhang.

Confirmed at BAMONA as “Asterocampa celtis” or “Hackberry Emperor”; http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1102963

Species pages:
• BAMONA, http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Asterocampa-celtis
• BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/3533

Hmm. There are subspecies, so perhaps I should submit to BugGuide, too…
Confirmed at BugGuide as “Asterocampa celtis celtis” or “Hackberry Emperor subspecies celtis”; http://bugguide.net/node/view/1294469

From BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/126556#range » “[Subspecies Asterocampa celtis antonia - Texas Hackberry] is found [r]oughly west of a line drawn from southeastern Texas, north through Dallas, diagonally across Oklahoma and western Kansas, clipping northeastern Colorado, and ending near Cheyenne in southeastern Wyoming. In a relatively broad zone along this line ssp. antonia blends into ssp. celtis which replaces it eastward.”

1 year ago (“Danaus plexippus (Monarch)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-09-14
2 years ago (“Done outside!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-09-14
3 years ago (“Fun with Geometry”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-09-14
4 years ago (“Do not adjust your television”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-09-14
5 years ago (“Shadows of time”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-09-14

[ IMG_2741e170ccwS8x8tmB15C10 :: f/5.6 :: 1/60" :: ISO-200 :: 250mm :: flash ]
Beautiful detail and focus.
September 18th, 2016  
Whatever it has alighted on looks good for hanging on! Amazing design in it!
September 18th, 2016  
Nice detail in this close-up
September 18th, 2016  
September 19th, 2016  
@maggiemae Just a window screen, but it worked well!
September 19th, 2016  
Pretty butterfly
September 20th, 2016  
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