Attributes of Oeneis bore

White-veined Arctic
Oeneis bore (Esper, 1798)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae
Identification: Wings are translucent, veins are usually white. Upperside is gray-brown with no eyespots. Underside is light brown; hindwing has a dark median band outlined in white.
Wing Span: 1 7/16 - 1 7/8 inches (3.7 - 4.8 cm).
Life History: To find females, males perch and patrol all day on grassy hillsides or swales. Females lay eggs on dead grass or sedge blades. Two years are required to complete development; the first winter is passed by first-stage caterpillars, the second winter by mature caterpillars.
Flight: One brood in late July.
Caterpillar Hosts: Grasses or sedges.
Adult Food: Occasionally flower nectar.
Habitat: Tundra, grassy alpine slopes, and subarctic bogs.
Range: Holarctic. In North America, high arctic tundra from Alaska east to Labrador. Isolated populations in the alpine Rocky Mountains south to southwest Colorado. Isolated population on Mt. Albert, Quebec.
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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January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Alaska, 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 Lake 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 Ouray 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 La Plata 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 Saguache County, Colorado, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Stillwater County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Carbon County, Montana, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Summit County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Daggett County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Uintah County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Duchesne County, Utah, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Park County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Teton County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Sublette County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
January 01, 1950 legacy.reporter Fremont County, Wyoming, United States December 31, 2004 Details
June 22, 1997 legacy.reporter (F/P) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 24, 1997 legacy.reporter (F/P) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 07, 1996 legacy.reporter (KWP) Denali Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 24, 1999 legacy.reporter (JLH) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
June 24, 2001 legacy.reporter (KWP) North Slope Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
July 01, 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 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 30, 1998 legacy.reporter (ALS) Yukon-Koyukuk Borough, Alaska, United States January 23, 2008 Details
August 22, 2011 J_Martineau Park County, Wyoming, United States November 27, 2011 Details
June 23, 2013 corey.husic Denali Borough, Alaska, United States July 20, 2013 Details