Attributes of Boloria selene

Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside orange with black markings. Underside of hindwing with rows of metallic silver spots; postmedian spots small and black.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 2 1/8 inches (3.5 - 5.4 cm).
Life History: Males patrol wet areas for females. Eggs are laid singly near host plants. Caterpillars feed on leaves; third-stage caterpillars hibernate.
Flight: One flight from June-July in the north, two to three flights from May-September in the east.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets including Viola glabella and V. nephrophylla.
Adult Food: Favorite nectar sources are composite flowers, including goldenrod and black-eyed susans.
Habitat: Wet meadows, bogs, marshes.
Range: Holarctic. Central Alaska southeast through Canada south of the taiga; northern United States from central Washington south along Rocky Mountains to northern New Mexico; east to Illinois, Virginia, and Maryland.
Conservation: Not usually of concern, but isolated populations in plains and east of the Cascades should be conserved.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Protect habitat of selected populations.
Taxonomy Notes:

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August 06, 2013 janazak Yukon Territory, Canada July 28, 2014 Details
June 21, 2014 curtis.lehman Forest County, Pennsylvania, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 07, 2014 haliburtonfs Ontario, Canada June 12, 2014 Details
June 08, 2014 plex1ppus Lincoln County, Washington, United States June 09, 2014 Details
August 05, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
August 10, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
June 15, 2013 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States March 20, 2014 Details
May 27, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States February 05, 2014 Details
July 16, 2012 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States February 05, 2014 Details
August 17, 2013 aarongunnar Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, United States October 11, 2013 Details
September 28, 2013 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada September 30, 2013 Details
June 22, 2013 Paul C Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States September 24, 2013 Details
August 03, 2013 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States September 18, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 jim8435wisc Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States September 17, 2013 Details
August 20, 2013 JohnF Penobscot County, Maine, United States August 29, 2013 Details
August 26, 2013 Eelhsa Ontario, Canada August 27, 2013 Details
June 26, 2013 Brett Budach Ontario, Canada August 19, 2013 Details
July 20, 2013 plex1ppus Missoula County, Montana, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 24, 2013 Dave Kinney Wexford County, Michigan, United States August 09, 2013 Details
July 04, 2013 Peggy O Taylor County, Wisconsin, United States July 07, 2013 Details
September 04, 2011 tjantscher Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States February 03, 2013 Details
August 10, 2012 Kyle Jones Windsor County, Vermont, United States October 29, 2012 Details
June 16, 2012 ellenjones6 Franklin County, New York, United States October 17, 2012 Details
July 28, 2012 jim8435wisc Clark County, Wisconsin, United States August 02, 2012 Details
July 04, 2012 aarongunnar Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States July 06, 2012 Details
June 18, 2012 Glennie Manitoba, Canada July 03, 2012 Details
June 24, 2012 plex1ppus Okanogan County, Washington, United States June 25, 2012 Details
May 27, 2012 BeaLaporte Quebec, Canada June 23, 2012 Details
July 31, 2011 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States June 11, 2012 Details
July 26, 2011 Rick Henle Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States June 11, 2012 Details
May 30, 2009 Chip Krilowicz Sussex County, New Jersey, United States June 11, 2012 Details
May 27, 2012 DaveGifford Fulton County, New York, United States June 06, 2012 Details
May 28, 2012 stonehollow Wright County, Minnesota, United States May 31, 2012 Details
June 24, 2011 BOGwalker St Louis County, Minnesota, United States February 21, 2012 Details
July 07, 2005 pcastrovillo Valley County, Idaho, United States January 31, 2012 Details
June 15, 1994 legacy.reporter (Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 15, 1999 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb+Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 27, 1999 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb+Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 29, 1999 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb+Tor Hansen) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 02, 1998 legacy.reporter (Alison Robb) Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
June 07, 1999 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 15, 1998 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1994 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 30, 1994 legacy.reporter (Pam Weatherbee) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 27, 1996 legacy.reporter (Rene Laubach #) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 19, 1997 legacy.reporter (R Laubach et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 1998 legacy.reporter (R Laubach et al) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 1999 legacy.reporter (S.Berk Xerces) Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
August 08, 1992 legacy.reporter (Tom Dodd) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details
July 20, 1993 legacy.reporter (Lyn Lovell) Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States January 01, 2012 Details