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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)


  • BND: Sachem; Atalopedes campestris (Boisduval, 1852)
  • BNA: Sachem; Atalopedes campestris
  • NDC: ATCA
  • Habitat: Lawns, short prairies, open areas with low vegetation
  • Larval food: Grasses, including crabgrass
  • Adult flight: A late summer stray from the south, only sporadic records exist for ND
  • References: Royer 43, Opler & Krizek 239, Scott 448
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