Arctic Fritillary
Location: Highwood Junction, Kananaskis, AB
Date: Aug. 17, 2008
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Purple Fritillary - ventral side of wing

Common name:  Arctic Fritillary

Latin Name:  Boloria grandis
                        (R. Bercha, det., confirmed by N. Kondla)

Wingspan:  38 - 45 mm

Range:  Throughout Alberta

Habitat:  Boreal zones

Preferred Flowers/Food: Yellow composites

Time of year seen:  July to early September

Caterpillar's Diet: Willow and Bistort




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