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Butterfly (Meadow Fritillary)

Boloria bellona
Butterfly (Meadow Fritillary)

Range

They are found in southern Canada south into the northern U.S. through Colorado, Tennessee, down to North Carolina.

Habitat

They live in bogs, wet meadows and along streams. They can adapt to disturbed habitats.

Body Traits

They are orange with dark dots and zigzags. There are no dark borders on their back wing edges. The wingspan is up to 2".

Habits

They fly low to the ground during warm days.

Diet

The caterpillars eat violets.

Reproduction

Females lay eggs and when they hatch, they eat violet leaves.

Butterfly (Meadow Fritillary)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class:  Insecta
Order:  Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus:  Boloria
Species: B. bellona

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