Nectaring on buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).
Resting originally with open wings on a craepe mrytle.
Landed on my hand and lapped up my sweat for five minutes or so. I was in a gravel parking lot between a marsh and hardwood forest.
The Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) is a North American butterfly that belongs to the family of brushfooted butterflies, Nymphalidae.