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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Euphyes bimacula is a year-round resident of the eastern United States from Alabama to Maine and across the Midwest to Minnesota, with a smaller, separate population in Nebraska/Colorado (Scott 1986). Habitats are Gulf Coast to lower Canadian zone marshy areas. Host plant is sedge species Carex trichocarpa (Cyperaceae). Individuals overwinter as half-grown larvae. There is one flight in the northern part of the range, with approximate flight times late June- July 15, and two flights in the southern part of their range with approximate flight time s May 15-early June and late July ? Aug. 15 (Scott 1986).


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