Boloria [Clossiana] selene (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 18-21mm;
Wingspan: 28-38mm;
Proboscis Length: 9mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
May - August
(10 Days)
June - April April - July May - June
(Earliest: 18.5)
July - September

Wet Meadows

Heath and Moorland


Viola palustris

Viola riviniana

Fragaria vesca

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Bistorta officinalis Nectar

Comarum palustre Nectar

Ajuga reptans Nectar

Prunella vulgaris Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Epilobium palustre Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar

Angelica sylvestris Nectar

Ranunculus acris Nectar

Veronica chamaedrys Nectar
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Boloria selene
UK Butterflies Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Boloria selene
Lepiforum: Boloria selene

Pictures © 2003, 2004 J.K. Lindsey


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