Overview

Brief Summary

North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Resident in western North America, north to Alaska, with isolated populations in New Brunswick and Quebeck (Scott 1986). Habitats are mostly transition to lower Hudsonian Zone woodland openings, sometimes chaparral. Host plants are usually herbaceous and include many species, but mostly in one family, Leguminosae. Eggs are laid on the host plant singly. Individuals overwinter as larvae. There is a either one or two flights based on latitude, with the approximate flight time late May -July 15 in the northern part of the range, Mar1-Apr30 in California, and late April ? Aug15 in most of the rest of the range (Scott 1986).
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Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Adults sip flower nectar and mud. Males both perch and patrol for females (Scott, 1986).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: TNR - Not Yet Ranked

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