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  • Atalopedes campestris
  • Sachem
  • Hesperidae
  • Cynodon dactylon, Digitaria, Stenotaphrum secundatum, Eleusine and various weedy grasses.
  • United States, Mexico, Central America
  • The adults will feed on nectar from a variety of flowers.
  • This butterfly can be found in a variety of weedy habitats and is also frequent in urban landscapes.
  • Females lay eggs singly along the grass blades and caterpillars feed in little shelters made from silking the blades of grass together.
  • There are three generations in the north from May-November and four or five generations in the south from March-December.
  • Sachems migrate into Iowa from southern states and reproduce throughout the summer but do not overwinter in the state.