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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Coenonympha tullia is resident of the northern United States, Alaska, and across most of Canada (Scott 1986). Habitats are prairie, woodland, salt marsh and arctic tundra. Host plants are grasses, including Stipa and Poa pratensis. Individuals overwinter as larvae. There is a variable number of flights based on latitude, with one flight in the northern part of the range and in the Rockies, with approximate flight time July15-Aug. 15 and multiple flights in the southern part of their range, with the approximate flight times Mar. 31-Oct. 31 (Scott 1986).


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