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Purplish (Arctic) Fritillary

Boloria chariclea

Description:

Sorry no photos of the underside! Greenish hue to body, wings orange with dark brown markings and white trim on all outer edges.

Habitat:

Purple asters in roadside scrub in the subalpine, Blackwall Peak, Manning Park, BC., northern Cascades Mtn range.

Notes:

Hmmm what kind of fritillary is this? @bayucca Here is a link to an Arctic not too far away: http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/efauna/photoGa... that is also taken in the subalpine although a different mountain range from my spotting.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Purplish Fritillary
Boloria chariclea Purplish Fritillary - Boloria chariclea - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

Thanks Marta!
@ bayucca: I like that I found 14 sightings of the Boloria chariclea in this exact area on e-Fauna BC! Yay! I found a new resource for butterfly searches. I am thinking the subspecies is rainieri or helena but would love to be corrected by anyone who knows better:)

http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/efaunamaps/ind...
It looks like the one yes, but I see they are calling it Arctic Fritillary on e-Fauna BC. Thanks again!

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Another tricky one. In my eyes it should be Boloria chariclea, but I cannot tell you the subspecies. Canadian geography is too difficult for me...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/imagehtm...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/814693/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/25748/bgpa...
http://butterfliesofamerica.com/t/Bolori...

@ bayucca. Here is a link to a Pacific Fritillary from the same area 3 years ago:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/128...
Is this another Pacific Fritillary?

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 28, 2015
Submitted on Aug 14, 2015

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