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Species Boloria selene - Silver-bordered Fritillary - Hodges#4464

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)
Subfamily Heliconiinae (Heliconians and Fritillaries)
Tribe Argynnini (Fritillaries)
Genus Boloria (Lesser Fritillaries)
Species selene (Silver-bordered Fritillary - Hodges#4464)
Hodges Number
4464
Size
35-54mm averaging 40mm wingspan
Identification
Dorsal, orange with black markings, consistant with other lesser fritillaries.

Ventral, silver border along both outer wing margins, and HW basal spot is white with a black center spot.
Range
Throughout Canada and the northern U.S. extending southward along the Rockies, and Appalachians.
Found throughout north central Eurasia.
Habitat
Marshes, bogs, and sedge meadows. Nectars in adjacent fields.
Season
2 to 3 broods, flying June-September, and overwinters as larva.
Food
Violets
Remarks
Populations have been declining in most areas, because they aren't able to adapt very well to changing habitats.
Print References
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Internet References
Works Cited
1.Butterflies of the East Coast : An Observer's Guide
Rick Cech, Guy Tudor. 2005. Princeton University Press.
2.Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)
Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman. 2003. Houghton Mifflin Co.
3.Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East
Jeffrey Glassberg. 1999. Oxford University Press.