Meadow Fritillary

Boloria bellona (Fabricius, 1775)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Rare resident

NENHP Ranking: SH

Range: This species inhabits roughly the southern half of Canada, south to portions of Washington, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota in the west, and Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky in the east. In Nebraska the most recent records are from the northeast corner of the state

Broods/Flight Times: Probably double brooded, flying in late June/early July and again in mid-late August. We have records from Nebraska from 23 June – 27 August.

Larval Hostplant(s): Violets (Viola species).

Habitat: Found in wet meadows and hillside prairies.

Found at:

Overwintering: As partially grown caterpillar.

Similar Species: Silver-bordered Fritillary


Common Name, Location, Photographer
Meadow Fritillary – dorsal
Meadow Fritillary – ventral

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