Attributes of Boloria bellona

Meadow Fritillary
Boloria bellona (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Forewing squared off below tip. Upperside orange-red with heavy black markings. Underside of hindwing patterned with orange and purple-brown; off-white basal patch and metallic silver spots lacking.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 inches (3.5 - 5.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol meadows with a low flight, during warm daytime hours. Females lay eggs on twigs and plants other than the host violets. Caterpillars feed on violet leaves and hibernate when in the third to fourth stage of development.
Flight: Two to three broods from late April to mid-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including northern white violet (Viola pallens) and woolly blue violet (V. sororia).
Adult Food: Favorite nectar sources are composites, including black-eyed susans, dandelions, and ox-eyed daisy. Plants from other families, such as verbena and dogbane, are visited less often.
Habitat: Usually wet places marshes, wet aspen groves.
Range: Eastern British Columbia east through southern Canada and northern United States to Newfoundland; south to northcentral Oregon, central Colorado, northeast Tennessee, and northwest North Carolina. Due to its adaptability to disturbed habitats, the butterfly is expanding its range southward from the southeastern states.
Conservation: Not usually of conservation concern.
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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June 08, 2014 lmcrotty Morrison County, Minnesota, United States November 25, 2014 Details
October 01, 2014 roseanna Boyle County, Kentucky, United States November 20, 2014 Details
September 21, 2014 ydlrun Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States September 29, 2014 Details
August 20, 2014 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States September 25, 2014 Details
August 29, 2014 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 14, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada September 10, 2014 Details
August 28, 2014 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States August 31, 2014 Details
August 24, 2014 Smokin270 York County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2014 Details
August 11, 2014 East7007 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2014 Details
August 03, 2014 John Schwartz Kane County, Illinois, United States August 03, 2014 Details
July 16, 2014 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States July 31, 2014 Details
November 10, 2005 roseanna Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States July 26, 2014 Details
May 27, 2014 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
May 27, 2014 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 17, 2014 doris potter Ontario, Canada July 23, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 mercretas Baltimore County, Maryland, United States July 20, 2014 Details
July 10, 2014 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 17, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 soluslupus13 Ontario, Canada July 12, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 treichard Orange County, New York, United States July 07, 2014 Details
August 26, 2009 leslyclair Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States June 25, 2014 Details
June 06, 2014 jim8435wisc Clark County, Wisconsin, United States June 13, 2014 Details
April 27, 2014 caher001 Carroll County, Maryland, United States May 15, 2014 Details
July 23, 2013 J_Martineau Albany County, Wyoming, United States February 11, 2014 Details
September 05, 2013 julmast Elkhart County, Indiana, United States January 16, 2014 Details
October 03, 2013 treichard Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States October 05, 2013 Details
October 02, 2013 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States October 04, 2013 Details
August 16, 2013 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States September 25, 2013 Details
July 09, 2013 accphotography Fayette County, Kentucky, United States September 04, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States August 26, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 treichard Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States August 26, 2013 Details
June 14, 2013 2Birderz Clarke County, Virginia, United States July 17, 2013 Details
September 05, 2012 LinRandolph Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States January 06, 2013 Details
August 04, 2012 Larry522 Chittenden County, Vermont, United States October 30, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 BigMcC62 Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States October 24, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 saapple Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States October 24, 2012 Details
August 29, 2012 Beth Katz Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States October 19, 2012 Details
September 09, 2012 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada September 10, 2012 Details
September 07, 2012 khemeon Rensselaer County, New York, United States September 08, 2012 Details
August 11, 2012 Gregg Robertson Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 21, 2012 Details
July 28, 2012 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States August 13, 2012 Details
September 15, 2010 highvirginiaoutdoors Randolph County, West Virginia, United States August 13, 2012 Details
June 17, 2012 dncms Knox County, Ohio, United States July 10, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 06, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 06, 2012 Details
April 21, 2012 tarmat Bennington County, Vermont, United States May 16, 2012 Details
May 10, 2012 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States May 13, 2012 Details
May 06, 2012 Doug Bruce Scott County, Tennessee, United States May 11, 2012 Details
April 23, 2012 Tom Middagh Nobles County, Minnesota, United States April 29, 2012 Details
April 08, 2012 john janunas Lee County, Illinois, United States April 10, 2012 Details
April 01, 2012 curtis.lehman (Michael Hensley) Cabell County, West Virginia, United States April 02, 2012 Details