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Arctic Fritillary - Boloria charicleria
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Arctic Fritillary - New Brunswick (square 19FN61) - 2012-08-04
Photo © Roy LaPointe
Status in Nova Scotia
Scarce. The "General Status Ranks of Wild Species in Nova Scotia" list this species' status as Yellow: Sensitive to human activities or natural events.

Flight Period
August - very little data for Nova Scotia.

Habitat
Boreal forest and bogs.

Larval Foodplants
Willows and possibly violets.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
None.

Notes
Layberry has this to say on the taxonomy of this species: "Until recently, two species were recognized in North America: B. titania... and B. chariclea... B. titania is now considered to be restricted to Europe and all North American populations are combined under B. chariclea."

Arctic Fritillary - Mount Pierce, NB, 2012-08-05
Arctic Fritillary - Mount Pierce, NB - 2012-08-05
2012-08-05
Photo © Roy LaPointe