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North American Ecology (US and Canada)Resident in central North America (Scott 1986). Habitats are UPPER SONORAN TO TRANSITION ZONE PRAIRIE STREAMSIDES, MOIST MEADOWS, FIELDS. Hosts plants are usually herbaceous with most known hosts largely restricted to one genus, Rumex (Polygonaceae). Eggs are laid singly, on or near the base of the host plant. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time JUN15-JUL31 (Scott 1986). Lycaena dione is sometimes included as a subspecies of L. xanthoides (Scott 1986).