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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Poanes mystic is a year-round resident across the northern United States and southern Canada (Scott 1986). Habitats are moist meadows and creeksides. Host plants are species from several grass genera. Eggs are laid on or near the host plant singly. Individuals overwinter as fourth instar larvae. There is one flight each year in most of the range with the approximate flight time June 15-July 31, two flights in southern Michigan and coastal New York/New Jersey between late May-early Sept. (Scott 1986).


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