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Oeneis tanana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Nymphalidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Satyrinae
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Similar  Oeneis chryxus, Oeneis, Oeneis bore, Satyrinae

Oeneis tanana is a species of butterfly, a member of the Satyrinae. It occurs in Alaska. It is speculated to be a hybrid species of Oeneis bore and O. chryxus.

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Range and habitat

It occurs only in the Tanana River valley area of Alaska. This valley, or part of it, was a glacial refugium during the last ice age. O. tanana inhabits clearings in boreal spruce forests.

Larval foods

Speculated to be grasses and sedges.

Adult foods

Unknown, but related species sip nectar.

Life cycle

Adults are on the wing between mid May and early July, but mostly mid June. It takes two seasonal cycles for the caterpillars to completely develop. Adults are only found during odd numbered years.

References

Oeneis tanana Wikipedia


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