Attributes of Boloria chariclea

Arctic Fritillary
Boloria chariclea (Schneider, 1794)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Variable. Wings orange-brown with dark markings. Underside of hindwing margin has thin white spots topped with brown; inwardly pointing triangles are black with little or no white areas. Median band pale yellow-brown to purple-brown with wavy, sometimes broken, black line.
Wing Span: 1 3/16 - 1 1/2 inches (3.1 - 3.9 cm).
Life History: Males patrol during warm daytime hours along edges of bogs and in valleys. Females lay eggs singly on the lower surface of leaves of many different plants; caterpillars eat the leaves of their host plants. This species requires 2 years to mature in high elevations of Colorado, Alberta, and the arctic; newly-hatched caterpillars hibernate the first winter, fourth-stage caterpillars hibernate the second winter. In other locations newly-hatched caterpillars overwinter, then complete their development the following spring and summer.
Flight: One brood from late June-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets (Viola), scrub willows (Salix), and possibly blueberries (Vaccinium).
Adult Food: Nectar from goldenrods (Solidago graminifolia, S. rugosa, and S. squarrosa) and asters.
Habitat: Taiga, tundra, alpine meadows and streamsides, acid bogs.
Range: Holarctic. Alaska through most of Canada east to Labrador and south to the north Cascades, south through the Rocky Mountains to Utah and northern New Mexico; northern Minnesota, northern Maine, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Conservation: Not usually of concern, but colonies in New England are limited.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Monitor New England populations and recommend any necessary conservation steps. Comment: Previously referred to as Titania Fritillary (Boloria titania [Esper]), now considered to occur only in Eurasia.
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Observation Date Submitter Region Verified Datesort icon
July 07, 2013 janazak Nunavut, Canada July 25, 2014 Details
August 27, 2012 ddodd Larimer County, Colorado, United States February 12, 2014 Details
August 08, 2013 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States September 18, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 jamesheintz1 Whatcom County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 jamesheintz1 Pierce County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
August 13, 2013 meadowatch Pierce County, Washington, United States August 21, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 randimal Pierce County, Washington, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 05, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States August 11, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 jamesheintz1 Pierce County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 jamesheintz1 Skamania County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 30, 2013 jamesheintz1 Clallam County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 jamesheintz1 Chelan County, Washington, United States August 10, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States August 05, 2013 Details
July 29, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States December 17, 2012 Details
July 29, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States December 17, 2012 Details
August 14, 2010 plex1ppus Denali Borough, Alaska, United States December 02, 2012 Details
July 18, 2012 swimperi Colorado, United States October 05, 2012 Details
September 15, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States September 18, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States September 03, 2012 Details
September 01, 2012 PDunwiddie Pierce County, Washington, United States September 03, 2012 Details
August 19, 2012 PDunwiddie Whatcom County, Washington, United States August 25, 2012 Details
July 19, 2011 SCM_Alaska Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States June 12, 2012 Details
August 22, 2011 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States November 27, 2011 Details
August 04, 2011 plex1ppus Flathead County, Montana, United States October 02, 2011 Details
August 27, 2011 BillBradford Pierce County, Washington, United States September 02, 2011 Details
July 24, 2011 cpcdolan Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States August 06, 2011 Details
July 25, 2011 cpcdolan Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States August 06, 2011 Details
August 07, 2010 J_Martineau Johnson County, Wyoming, United States January 23, 2011 Details
July 13, 2005 legacy.reporter (Jonathan Sylvestre) Quebec, Canada September 13, 2010 Details
June 28, 2009 legacy.reporter (Jerry C. Kung) Anchorage Borough, Alaska, United States July 06, 2009 Details
July 05, 1976 legacy.reporter (W. W. Smith) Liberty County, Montana, United States April 22, 2008 Details
July 26, 2000 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Deer Lodge County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
August 07, 2004 legacy.reporter (John Christenson) Broadwater County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
July 26, 2000 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Granite County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
July 05, 1976 legacy.reporter (W.W. Smith) Liberty County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 23, 2001 legacy.reporter (KWP) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 01, 2006 legacy.reporter (YU) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 28, 1995 legacy.reporter (F/P) Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 21, 1995 legacy.reporter (F/P) Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 13, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 13, 1995 legacy.reporter (F/P) Southeast Fairbanks Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 21, 2005 legacy.reporter (R/R) Yukon-Koyukuk Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 07, 1996 legacy.reporter (KWP) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 09, 2001 legacy.reporter (KWP) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
May 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 27, 2004 legacy.reporter (KWP) Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 08, 2005 legacy.reporter (KWP) Nome Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 24, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details