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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Satyrium titus is a resident throughout most of the United States and southern Canada, except along the western and southern edges of the US (Scott 1986). Habitats are shrubby and wooded areas. Host plants are trees restricted to one genus, Prunus (Rosaceae). Eggs are laid on twigs of the host plant, or at the base of the plant, singly. Larvae are associated with ants, and eat fruits and leaves, resting at the plant base during the day. Individuals overwinter as eggs. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time July15-Aug30 in the north and at high altitude and late May- early July southward in the southern part of their range (Scott 1986). This species is considered synonymous with Harkenclenus titus by some sources (Scott 1986).


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