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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Resident throughout much of central and eastern North America (Scott 1986). Habitats are wooded areas. Host plants can be herbs, vines, shrubs or trees, with known hosts in many families. Eggs are laid on the host plant flower buds singly. Larvae are tended by ants. Individuals overwinter as pupae. There are one flight each year with the approximate flight time late May (Scott 1986). Treated by Scott as a seasonal form of subspecies ladon of C. neglectamajor.


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