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Phyciodes tulcis is resident to southern Texas and somewhat migratory northward (Scott 1986). Habitats are tropical, usually open areas. Host plants are herbaceous, restricted to a few genera in families Acanthaceae and Euphorbiaceae. Eggs are laid on the host plant in clusters. There are multiple flights all year (Scott 1986). Considered by some sources as a subfamily of P. frisia.

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