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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Alberta Arctic (Oeneis alberta)


  • BND: Alberta Arctic; Oeneis alberta Elwes, 1893
  • BNA: Alberta Arctic; Oeneis alberta
  • NDC: OEAL
  • Habitat: Virgin prairies in isolated colonies; rare; early May
  • Larval food: Festuca spp.
  • Adult flight: One brood, early to middle May
  • References: Royer 172, Ferris & Brown 286, Scott 249
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