Boloria [Clossiana] selene (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 18-21mm; Wingspan: 28-38mm; Proboscis Length: 9mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
May - August
(10 Days)
June - April April - July May - June
(Earliest: 18.5)
July - September

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Heath and Moorland
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Viola palustris

Viola riviniana

Fragaria vesca
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Comarum palustre Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar

Prunella vulgaris Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Epilobium palustre Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Angelica sylvestris Nectar

Ranunculus acris Nectar

Veronica chamaedrys Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Boloria selene
UK Butterflies Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Boloria selene
Lepiforum: Boloria selene


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