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Photo#1351810
Simular to Great Spangled Fritillary Buttefly  - Boloria

Simular to Great Spangled Fritillary Buttefly - Boloria
Fairbanks, North Star Bureau County, Alaska, USA
December 31, 1969
Size: 2 to 2-1/2 inch wide
I identified this as a great Spangled Fritillary but the references I found do not show them getting farther north then lower Canada. The butterfly was flying and landing along a dirt road through Black Spruce forest 15 miles northeast of Fairbanks. This is a 35-mm slide and the development date of the film is stamped on the slide as June 2003. I have records showing I had another roll of film developed in March 2003. So the picture was taken between March and late June.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

date
please correct it.

Genus Boloria
I'm not sure of the species. Compare:

 
Boloria freija
is what I think, too.

 
ID
Boloria chariclea seems more likely to me

 
Simular to Great Spangled Fritillary Buttefly
Again, thank you Larry and Mike. It wasn't easy because my image was not as clear as I initially thought. But I have elected to go with Boloria chariclea. The B chariclea has a lot of body hair and I believe that does show up on my image. Thanks to the both of you - I am calling it Boloria chariclea.

 
i.d
I'm not saying it isn't B. chariclea, but don't make an i.d. based on one feature. You have to look at everything. In the end it will be an expert here who decides what it is or relegates it to the genus page with no specific i.d..

 
Thank you Larry for you repli
Thank you Larry for you replies. I can now look those up on the Internet and compare. Find something that is more likely to be up here in the far north.

Alaskabird

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