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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Coos County, New Hampshire, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alaska, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Moffat County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Blanco County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Garfield County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mesa County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Delta County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montrose County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Ouray County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Miguel County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Dolores County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Montezuma County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter La Plata County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter San Juan County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Hinsdale County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Mineral County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Conejos County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Costilla County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Huerfano County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Las Animas County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Routt County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jackson County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Eagle County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Grand County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Boulder County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gilpin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Summit County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Custer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pitkin County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Gunnison County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Chaffee County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Park County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Teller County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter El Paso County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fremont County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Saguache County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alamosa County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Jefferson County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Bear Lake County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fremont County, Idaho, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Aroostook County, Maine, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Cook County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Lake Of The Woods County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Pine County, Minnesota, United States December 31, 2004 Details