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North American Ecology (US and Canada)Amblyscirtes celia is resident to southern Texas, ranging at least to southern Mexico, with as separate population in eastern Texas (Scott 1986). Habitats are shady thorn forest and canals. Subspecies Amblyscirtes belli (considered by some sources as a separate species) is resident in the southeastern U.S. Host plants are grasses including Stenotaphrum secundatum, Paspalum, and Uniola latifolia. There are several flights each year with the approximate flight time late May - Sept. 30 in the northern part of the range, and multiple flights all year in southern Texas (Scott 1986).