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Vulnerable (VU)

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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Hesperia dacotae is a year-round resident in the central United States/Canada from southern Manitoba to Iowa (Scott 1986). Habitats are northern tallgrass alkaline prairie, generally where Zygadenus elegans (Liliaceae) grows. Host plants are grasses, especially favored species Andropogon scoparius, but also Panicum and Poa pratensis. Eggs are laid on any broad surface, especially broadleaf plants, and sometimes grasses. Individuals overwinter as third and fourth instar larvae. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time late June ? July 31 (Scott 1986).


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