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North American Ecology (US and Canada)

Resident in north eastern North America (Scott 1986). Habitats are CANADIAN TO HUDSONIAN ZONE, FOUND IN BOGS, DRIER SITES IN MAINE, SALT MARSHES IN NEW BRUNSWICK. Hosts plants are usually shrubs with most known hosts from largely restricted to one family, ROSACEAE. Adults visit cranberry flowers. Eggs are laid on the host plant Vaccinium oxycoccos (Ericaceae) singly. Individuals overwinter as (fully developed) eggs, often under water. There is one flight each year with the approximate flight time JUN15-JULY15; JUL15-AUG15 in more northern parts of their range (Scott 1986).


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