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Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
The Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia) is a fairly common member of the Emperor subfamily which occurs in the American southwest and Mexico. The first 3 shots shown here were taken in Tucson, Pima Co., Arizona, in April, 2003. These images were shot with a Canon EOS 10D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens and 2X extender. More images of this species will be added soon.
The Empress Leilia shown here was in Big Bend Ranch State Park, Presidio Co., Texas in September, 2009. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The Empress Leilia shown here was in Starr Co., Texas, in May, 2010. The "bite" taken from the inside area of the right wing was likely done by a bird.
Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013

Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
Bonita Creek,
Graham Co., Arizona
29 August 2013


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Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
Rio Grande Village,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
30 April 2015
Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
Cattail Falls trail,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
4 May 2015
Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
Sam Nail Ranch,
Big Bend National Park,
Brewster Co., Texas
27 August 2016