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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)

  • BND: Uhler's Arctic; Oeneis uhleri (Reakirt, 1866)
  • BNA: Uhler's Arctic; Oeneis uhleri
  • Habitat: Our subspecies, the Varuna Arctic, Oeneis uhleri varuna (W. H. Edwards, 1882), has as its type locality designation “Plains of Dakota Territory.” It inhabits well drained prairie slopes statewide, being decidedly more common westward
  • Larval food: Unknown grass sp.
  • Adult flight: One brood, mid-May into June
  • References: Royer 171, Ferris & Brown 284, Layberry et al. 231, Scott 250
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