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Arctic fritillary

Boloria chariclea


There were several of these Arctic fritillarys nectaring on Cascade Aster. The length of the forewings is 16–18 mm. The butterfly flies from July to August depending on the location.


Spotted at Mount Rainier National Park along the Alta Vista trail. Above 6000 ft. The Arctic fritillary has a Holarctic distribution. In Europe it is found in northern Lapland and Russia. In North America it is found in Alaska and much of Canada, the north Cascades, the Rocky Mountains southwards to Utah and northern New Mexico, northern Minnesota, northern Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Its typical habitat is tundra, taiga, alpine meadows, stream verges and acid bogs.(Wikipedia)

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Washington, USA

Lat: 46.79, Long: -121.74

Spotted on Aug 12, 2018
Submitted on Aug 13, 2018

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