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Pacific Fritillary

Boloria epithore

Description:

Diagnosis: This lesser fritillary has a bright orange upperside marked with black spots and bars. These markings are small and widely spaced towards the margin of the wings. The forewing tip is rounded. On the purplish-brown hindwing underside, there is a median band of irregular yellow spots. There is also an anvil-shaped white spot along the front edge of the hindwing underside. Wingspan: 34 to 44 mm

Habitat:

Range: This is a western North American species ranging from California into Canada. It is most numerous close to the U.S. border in southern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta. There is a single record from the mountains southwest of Haines Junction, Yukon.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago
Pacific Fritillary
Boloria epithore Boloria epithore


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9 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/125...
Also ,here is the turtle looking longingly at them ,apparently elated at the thought of a meal!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Excellente!!
Bird lady.the heron's nest which you liked is now filled with 3 babies and i added pictures of the fledglings. I am a little worried that the fledglings might fall off the trre into the mouths of the turtle who are under the tree and looking longingly at them.
Also since you are such an avid bird watcher you might find this of interest.Thanks for checking it out!
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/128...

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Sorry that I do not have a better ventral side photo. #2 is the best I have. Thanks so much for your help in finding the correct ID both KarenL and bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Excellent capture! I have never heard or looked at this one before! Cool spotting!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Beautiful!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Clossiana titania is a European butterfly. I would say this is a Great Spangled Fritillary http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/speci... but would need to see the ventral side to be sure.

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Okay, I managed to load another photo showing the underside of the wings which seems to be identical to the above side of the wings, but it is backlit so hard to tell. Is this a different fritillary?

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Thanks Satyen. I have another photo I wanted to add, but PN is not cooperating on that right now. Maybe I will try again!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful!

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 24, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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