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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Meadow Fritillary (Clossiana bellona)

  • BND: Meadow Fritillary; Clossiana bellona (Fabricius, 1775)
  • BNA: Meadow Fritillary; Boloria bellona
  • Habitat: Fresh meadows, usually those without much woody growth; males patrol during mid-day
  • Larval food: Viola spp. (larva overwinters in 3rd or 4th stage)
  • Adult flight: Two broods, May and July
  • References: Royer 128, Layberry et al. 177, Opler & Krizek 138, Scott 320
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