Attributes of Boloria freija

Freija Fritillary
Boloria freija (Thunberg, 1791)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside tawny to orange-brown; arctic butterflies darker. Underside tawny with characteristic black zigzag median line; arrowhead-shaped white spots in center of wing at outer margin.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 5/8 inches (3/5 - 4.1 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females in open areas during warm hours. Females lay eggs on or near the host plants. Caterpillars feed on leaves; fourth-stage caterpillars overwinter.
Flight: One brood from late May to mid-July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Dwarf bilberry (Vaccinium caespitosum) and other plants in the heath family (Ericaceae).
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Open bogs, taiga, tundra, edges of open black spruce bogs, pine forests.
Range: Holarctic. Much of Alaska and Canada; south through the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico; east to the Great Lakes area.
Conservation: Not usually required.
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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May 14, 2016 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada June 01, 2016 Details
April 17, 2015 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada February 11, 2016 Details
June 04, 2015 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada October 21, 2015 Details
June 19, 2015 ncrosbyrd Gunnison County, Colorado, United States September 16, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 janazak Northwest Territories, Canada July 10, 2015 Details
June 27, 2015 janazak Northwest Territories, Canada July 06, 2015 Details
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June 08, 2015 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada June 16, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 alchem30 Saskatchewan, Canada May 28, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada May 26, 2015 Details
May 26, 2014 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada June 26, 2014 Details
May 17, 2011 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States January 22, 2012 Details
July 02, 2011 J_Martineau Albany County, Wyoming, United States November 27, 2011 Details
May 30, 1997 legacy.reporter (Herig, Terry) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 12, 1998 legacy.reporter (Perkins, Owen A.) Chippewa County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 13, 1998 legacy.reporter (Perkins, Owen A.) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 08, 1999 legacy.reporter (Nielsen, Mogens C.) Dickinson County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 09, 1999 legacy.reporter (Nielsen, Mogens C.) Chippewa County, Michigan, United States May 01, 2011 Details
May 22, 2008 legacy.reporter (Scott Krych) Cass County, Minnesota, United States June 11, 2008 Details
June 15, 2007 legacy.reporter (Todd Eskelin) Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States June 04, 2008 Details
July 01, 2004 stevekohler (Steve Kohler) Beaverhead County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 21, 1998 legacy.reporter (Diane Debinski) Gallatin County, Montana, United States February 04, 2008 Details
June 24, 2001 legacy.reporter (KWP) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 23, 2001 legacy.reporter (KWP) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 02, 2006 legacy.reporter (YU) North Slope 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 28, 1995 legacy.reporter (F/P) Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 30, 1998 legacy.reporter (ALS) 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
May 26, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) 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
May 24, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 22, 1997 legacy.reporter (F/P) Denali 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 Larimer County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
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