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Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Description: The Silver Bordered Fritillary looks like a miniature Speyeria with an orange, black marked upperside and silver spotted hindwing underside. The upperside has a darker border than the Bog Fritillary and is more evenly colored. The underside lacks the row of submarginal white spots and the spots are more silver than white. Wingspan: 35 to 51 mm.

Maritime Distribution: Throughout the Maritimes. For Atlas results click here.

Provincial Ranks: NB: S5. NS: S5. PEI: S5.

Flight Period: Two overlapping broods, mid May to mid September.

Host Plant: Various violets (Viola spp.).

Notes: The most common and widespread Boloria species, the Silver-bordered Fritillary is found in a variety of wet habitats including thickets, meadows and bogs. It is often found flying quickly along wood roads and trails where it will occasionally stop to visit flowers.