This species is extremely rare. Though no records exist in Vermont, it has been found in New Hampshire and New York and its host, B. pensylvanicus, was once a resident species here. In addition, B. variabilis is a more southern species and probably not well suited to this environment.

Select food plants: Asclepias (Milkweeds), Aster, Cirsium (Thistles), Solidago (Goldenrods), Eupatorium, Trifolium (Clovers)

Hosts: B. pensylvanicus
Similar Species: B. fernaldae

General Phenology:
females: unknown
males: unknown

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