North American Ecology (US and Canada)
Euptoieta hegesia is a resident in North America only in the very tip of s. Tex., and migratory northward occasionally to s. Calif. It ranges south to Argentina, the Bahamas, and the Greater Antilles (Scott 1986). Habitats are open subtropical areas. Host plants is mostly herbaceous Passiflora foetida in North America, and include species from other families further south including Turneraceae and Convolvulaceae. There are multiple flights year round in Mexico, and July1-Dec. 31 in s. Tex. (Scott 1986).
- Scott, J. A. 1986. The butterflies of North America. Stanford University Press.
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