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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Common Sooty Wing (Pholisora catullus)

  • BND: Common Sooty Wing; Pholisora catullus (Fabricius, 1793)
  • BNA: Common Sootywing; Pholisora catullus
  • Habitat: Open spaces, bare soil, mud puddles, roadbeds; seasonal immigrant
  • Larval food: Goosefoots and Amaranths
  • Adult flight: May-June and July-August
  • References: Royer 23, Opler & Krizek 218, Scott 498
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