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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Atalopedes campestrisis resident all year in the far southern United States ranging south to Brazil and in a separate population in central California. This species migrates northward as far as Ontario and North Dakota (Scott 1986). Habitats are subtropical to transition zone grassy areas and lawns. Host plants are grasses, including the following species: Cynodon dactylon, Festuca rubra, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Digitaria sanguinalis, Eleusine indica. Eggs are laid on or near the host plant singly. There are multiple flights all year in southern Florida and Texas, late April- early Oct. in lowland California, and April 1-Nov. 30 in the southeastern U.S. (Scott 1986).


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