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North American Ecology (US and Canada)Chlorostrymon simaethis is resident to southern tips of Texas and Florida down to Argentina and the Antilles, and migratory into North America in California, Arizona and into central Texas (Scott 1986). Habitats are subtropical woodland and lower Sonoran zone desert. Host plants in North America are vines from genus Cardiospermum (Sapindacea); in the Antilles they use shrub species Eupatorium villosum (Compositae). Eggs are laid on fruits of the host plant singly. Larvae eat young seeds and develop inside seed pods. There are many flights each year with the approximate flight time May1-Dec31 in Florida, and recorded flying in Texas Jun1-Dec31 (Scott 1986).