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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Poanes aaroni is a year-round resident along the eastern coast of the United States from Massachusetts through Florida, and as a separate population in southern Louisiana (Scott 1986). Habitats are coastal salt marsh, and some inland marshes and lakes. Host plants are unknown but the species is associated with the grass Spartina alterniflora var. glabra. There are two flights each year in the northern part of the range with the approximate flight times late May ?June 30 and late Aug. Sept. 15, in the most southern part of the range there are several flights between late March ?early April and Aug.1-Oct. 31 (Scott 1986).


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