This endangered butterfly is only found in small, isolated populations in Michigan, Indiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. In the southern portion of its range, it depends on beaver dam wetlands, a fragile and often temporary habitat, for survival. Its larvae develop on sedges on the periphery of the wetlands and the butterflies can be found with a distinctive bouncing flight just above the grasses. The Mississippi Entomological Museum houses several specimens being used in ongoing genetic and morphological research on this butterfly.
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