Meadow Fritillary
 
Location: Redwater Dunes, AB
Date: June 2, 2009
               
        Photo 1

Meadow Fritillary

Common Name:  Meadow Fritillary

Latin Name:  Boloria bellona Fabricius, 1775
                        (N. Kondla, det.)

Length:  35 -45 mm

Range: Alberta

Habitat:  Meadows and grassy areas

Time of year seen: May to September

Catterpillars Diet: Violets

Other:  A widespread species found across Canada.  There are two generations per year.  Adults are frequently found nectaring on daisy family flowers. (Bird et al, 1995)

 

    Photo courtesy N. Kondla 2009.
     
                    

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