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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Dione moneta is non-resident in North America but migratory into southern parts of California and Texas, and ranges south to Brazil (Scott 1986). Habitats are subtropical and tropical fields and scrub. Host plants are many species of vines restricted to genera Passiflora and Tetrastylis (Passifloraceae). Eggs are laid on the host plant singly or in clusters of up to 20 eggs per clutch. There are multiple flights in Mexico and fly in Tex/Calif. in Apr., July, Oct.1-Dec 31 (Scott 1986).


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