Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Relict Fritillary
Boloria kriemhild (Strecker, 1879)


Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Heliconiinae
Identification: Upperside bright orange-brown with narrow black markings. Underside yellow-orange; forewing with submarginal band of outward-pointing brown chevrons; hindwing with median band of irregular yellow spots outlined with brown.
Wing Span: 1 3/8 - 1 3/4 inches (3.5 - 4.5 cm).
Life History: Males patrol for females all day in moist meadows. Fourth-stage caterpillars overwinter.
Flight: One brood from mid-June to early August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Violets.
Adult Food: Flower nectar.
Habitat: Moist mountain meadows, forest openings and edges.
Range: Rocky Mountains in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah.
Conservation: May be of conservation concern due to limited range and the intensive use of national forests.
NCGR: G4 - Apparently secure globally, though it might be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: Locations of populations on public lands should be inventoried.
Comments: NULL