Attributes of Boloria astarte

Astarte Fritillary
Boloria astarte (Doubleday, [1847])

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Wings orange-brown; upperside with dark markings heaviest near base of wings; underside of hindwing with white median and postmedian bands; submarginal and postmedian rows of small black spots.
Wing Span: 1 5/8 - 2 inches (4.2 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females with a fast flight close to the ground, near host plants. Females lay eggs on or near the host plant.
Flight: One flight from June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Spotted saxifrage (Saxifraga bronchialis).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Windswept, barren, alpine and arctic ridges.
Range: Very uncommon. Western mountains from Alaska and Yukon south through British Columbia and Alberta to northern Washington and northern Montana.
Conservation: Populations in the contiguous United States are very limited and all should be conserved.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None reported.
Taxonomy Notes:

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July 29, 2005 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Teton County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 24, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alaska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Flathead County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Glacier County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chelan County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Okanogan County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Whatcom County, Washington, United States December 31, 2004 Details