They are found in southern Canada south into the northern U.S. through Colorado, Tennessee, down to North Carolina.
They live in bogs, wet meadows and along streams. They can adapt to disturbed habitats.
They are orange with dark dots and zigzags. There are no dark borders on their back wing edges. The wingspan is up to 2".
They fly low to the ground during warm days.
The caterpillars eat violets.
Females lay eggs and when they hatch, they eat violet leaves.
Species: B. bellona
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