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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Cercyonis oetus is resident of the western United States and southwestern Canada, with a small separate population in central British Columbia/Alberta (Scott 1986). Habitats are mostly grassland, chaparral, sagebrush, and open woodland. Host plants are unknown grasses. Eggs are laid on the host plant singly. Individuals overwinter as unfed first instar larvae. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time late June ? Aug. 30 (Scott 1986).

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