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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Copaodes minimus is a year-round resident in the southeastern United States along the Gulf Coast north to North Carolina and south to Panama. This species is migratory northward and westward (Scott 1986). Habitats are subtropical to southern non-arid grassy places. Host plant is grass species Cynodon dactylon. There are two flights each year with the approximate flight times May 15-June 15 and Aug. 15- Sept. 15 in the northern part of its range, and multiple flights all year in the southern part of its range (Scott 1986).


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