Boloria selene ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)
Status: Uncommon/rare resident
NENHP Ranking: S2, Tier 1
Range: Found from Alaska and most of Canada south through the northern half of the United States. In Nebraska it is rare or absent south of the Platte River.
Broods/Flight Times: Multiple broods from early May into September
Larval Hostplant(s): Violets (Viola species)
Habitat: Inhabits marshes and wet meadows as well as nearby nectar sources
Found at: Niobrara Valley Preserve, Gilbert-Baker, Ballard’s Marsh & Hackberry Creek SWMAs, Crane Meadows, Bader Park (Merrick County), Rowe Sanctuary, Cather Prairie
Overwintering: As partially grown caterpillar
Similar Species: Meadow Fritillary
Notes: Two subspecies of this butterfly have been named from Nebraska. The type locality of the first (B. s. nebraskensis) is in Dodge County and is listed by NENHP as SNR, Tier 1. The second (B. s. sabulocollis) is described from Smith Lake in Sheridan County in the Nebraska sandhills (sabulocollis is Latin for sandhills). It is NENHP listed as S1S2, Tier 1.