Although this species has been reported from most counties in Ohio, it was not included in the 1992 survey list as occurring in Knox County. These specimens were photographed at the BFEC in late July and early September, 1998. It is reported to prefer moist open habitats. This species can be distinguished from the more common Monarch by the black band that crosses the hindwing. Recent studies suggest that like the monarch this species is distasteful to birds.