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Arctic Fritillary - Boloria chariclea
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Arctic Fritillary - New Brunswick (square 19FN61) - 2012-08-04
Photo © Roy LaPointe
Status in Nova Scotia
Rare. The Maritimes Butterfly Atlas S-rank for this species is "S2: Rare: May be vulnerable to extirpation due to rarity or other factors (6 to 20 occurrences or few remaining individuals)".

Flight Period
August - very little data for Nova Scotia.

Boreal forest and bogs.

Larval Foodplants
Willows and possibly violets.

Similar Species in Nova Scotia

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."

Further Reading

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