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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Strymon melinus is a resident throughout the United States and into southern Canada and ranging south to Venezuela (Scott 1986). Habitats are tropical to transition zone open areas. Host plants are herbs, trees and shrubs from multiple families, including Leguminosae. Eggs are laid on host inflorescences singly. Individuals overwinter as pupae. There are multiple flights each year from spring to fall (Scott 1986).

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