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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Silver-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana selene)


  • BND: Silver-bordered Fritillary; Clossiana selene ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
  • BNA: Silver-bordered Fritillary; Boloria selene
  • NDC: CLSE
  • Habitat: Wet meadows, marshes, lake margins, often with woody growth (Salix, Cornus); males are incessant fliers
  • Larval food: Viola spp. (larva overwinters in 2nd-4th stage)
  • Adult flight: Two broods, May and July
  • References: Royer 127, Ferris & Brown 295, Layberry et al. 176, Scott 318
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