Boloria pales (SCHIFFERMÜLLER, 1775)

Shepherd's Fritillary

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Photo © by Mario Maier. Boloria pales, 5th August 1998, Ultental / Italy.

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
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A fritillary from the high mountains who can easily be confounded with another species: Boloria napaea, the Mountain Fritillary, which lives in the same habitat.

Distinguishing marks:

  Boloria napaea Boloria pales
Color of the male: usually bright orange. usually more yellowish or brown.
Color of the female: often darkend, with a violet gloss. rarely darkend.
Patterns of the wings: fine stripes. stronger stripes.

Flight period:
One brood from June to August.

Larval host plants:
Violaceae and Polygonaceae.

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