Caterpillar hosts plants: members of the elm family (Ulmaceae) including American elm, Ulmus; hackberry, Celtis; and members of the nettle family (Urticaceae) including false nettle, Boehmeria; hop, Humulus; nettle, Urtica; wood nettle, Laportea
Adult food: rotting fruit, tree sap, and nectar of butterfly bush, Buddleia; dandelion, Taraxacum
Habitat: deciduous woodlands, woods near rivers, marshes, swamps, near other water sources
Notes: females lay eggs singly or in stacks on underside of host leaves or stems, hibernates as adults, some migrate south, males perch to locate females.
WARNING: Some Web sites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the University of Kentucky. The university does not review, control or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.
Send mail to email@example.com with questions about this site. This site was last updated on June 2, 2017. Copyright 2017, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. An Equal Opportunity University. Site design : Academic Web Pages