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North American Ecology (US and Canada)Phyciodes batesii is resident across eastern Canada to western Alberta, south along the Appalachians to Georgia, and as several separate populations in central North America (Scott 1986). Habitats are drier sites such as slopes with little vegetation in the northeast, in moist areas in Michigan-Wisconsin. Host plants are herbaceous with most known hosts restricted to one genus, Aster (Compositae), and the main host Aster undulates. Eggs are laid on the host plant in clusters. Individuals overwinter as third-stage larvae. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time June 15- July 31 in the northern part of the range and May 15-June in the southern part of their range (Scott 1986).