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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September 07, 2014 DCLinck Cattaraugus County, New York, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Kzfisherman Kankakee County, Illinois, United States July 25, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 Beverly C Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States July 22, 2016 Details
July 21, 2016 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States July 22, 2016 Details
July 17, 2016 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States July 18, 2016 Details
July 13, 2016 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 13, 2016 Details
July 10, 2016 henryr10 Hamilton County, Ohio, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 11, 2016 henryr10 Hamilton County, Ohio, United States July 11, 2016 Details
July 18, 2009 Robert Epstein Lucas County, Ohio, United States June 30, 2016 Details
April 17, 2016 cblazo Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States April 18, 2016 Details
June 15, 2013 Dwaine Wagoner Natrona County, Wyoming, United States February 08, 2016 Details
August 08, 2015 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States December 09, 2015 Details
July 20, 2014 Trailmaker Jefferson County, Ohio, United States November 16, 2015 Details
October 10, 2015 rjcohrs Hancock County, Indiana, United States November 10, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 Tindomul1of9 Jefferson County, New York, United States October 10, 2015 Details
October 04, 2015 saapple Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States October 08, 2015 Details
September 28, 2015 roseanna Boyle County, Kentucky, United States October 06, 2015 Details
September 14, 2015 grayhairstreak New Castle County, Delaware, United States October 02, 2015 Details
July 19, 2015 wayne13114 Oswego County, New York, United States September 25, 2015 Details
September 14, 2015 sfp Jessamine County, Kentucky, United States September 14, 2015 Details
August 30, 2015 John LeBlanc Madison County, Virginia, United States September 10, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States September 01, 2015 Details
August 29, 2015 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States September 01, 2015 Details
August 22, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 25, 2015 Details
August 07, 2015 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 15, 2015 mbird4998 Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States August 16, 2015 Details
August 05, 2015 hmclin York County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2015 Details
August 08, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2015 Details
July 30, 2015 EPIMEDIUM McHenry County, Illinois, United States July 30, 2015 Details
July 02, 2015 plex1ppus Bonner County, Idaho, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 16, 2015 plex1ppus Bonner County, Idaho, United States July 27, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 jvkopple2 Ontario, Canada July 24, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 jvkopple2 Ontario, Canada July 24, 2015 Details
July 13, 2015 yardbird Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 12, 2015 2mama2 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
July 09, 2015 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States July 17, 2015 Details
June 30, 2015 yardbird Salem County, New Jersey, United States July 09, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 06, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 dagasch Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States June 29, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 roseanna Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 roseanna Casey County, Kentucky, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 Jarchibold Saratoga County, New York, United States June 26, 2015 Details
June 26, 2015 JRonan17 Herkimer County, New York, United States June 26, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 alchem30 Saskatchewan, Canada May 30, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 alchem30 Saskatchewan, Canada May 30, 2015 Details
May 02, 2015 aarongunnar Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States May 06, 2015 Details
October 02, 2000 Indy Entomologist Cass County, Indiana, United States February 25, 2015 Details
July 04, 1979 Indy Entomologist Carroll County, Indiana, United States February 22, 2015 Details
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