Overview

Brief Summary

North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Nastra lherminier is a year-round resident of the eastern United States (Scott 1986). Habitats are grassy, often moist, places. Host plants are grasses, especially Andropogon scoparius. There are two flights each year in the northern part of the range with approximate flight times June 15-late July and Aug. 15-early Sept., in the southern part of their range there are several flights between March 1-Oct. 31 (Scott 1986).
  • Scott, J. A. 1986. The butterflies of North America. Stanford University Press.
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Distribution

endemic to a single nation

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: A variety of xeric to hydric grassy habitats either very open or brushy, not in true forest, but frequently in sparsely wooded settings. Not a lawn species but does occur in some infrequently mowed parks. Usually fairly localized in discrete habitats. Very often assocaiated with little bluestem grass which is one of the foodplants but apparently it uses many grasses..

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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Trophic Strategy

Comments: Little bluestem (SCHIZACYRIUM SCOPARIUS) is most reported. Erianthus giganteus is a foodplant in New Jersey and wetland Andropogon species are strongly suspected there--D. Schweitzer.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Nastra lherminier

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

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Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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