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Caterpillar Hosts: The larva feeds on all parts of various grasses
Range: Western Europe
Eastern USA (MD, VA) observations confirmed by Hugh McGuinness
So far, the NA range is thought to be quite restricted, to the vicinity of Reston, VA and Potomac, MD. (2018)
Comments: According to BugGuide:-This well-known European species has recently been recorded in the eastern USA. (2018) See the Maryland Biodiverity Project website here.
Now recognized within the North American fauna, ZooKeys, 788: 249. (2)
Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!
Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.
Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.
Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 verified sightings
Observation date: Oct 12, 2019
Submitted by: lassa8
Region: Montgomery County, Maryland, United States