Silver-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)S3 (Watch list)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Nymphalidae   >   Genus Boloria   

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Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene), a widespread species of the north, is a beautiful denizen of marshes, bogs, and wetland habitats, where its host plants may be found. In Maryland, it is found rarely through northern and central portions of the state, but appears to be absent from much of the coastal plain. The flight periods are in June, and again in late August (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith). it is ranked as S3 (watch list) in Maryland.

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Uses violets as larval hosts, especially those associated with wetlands, such as Marsh Blue Violet (Viola cucullata), Small White Violet (V. macloskeyi pallens), Primrose-leaved Violet (V. primulifolia), Striped White Violet (V. striata), and Common Blue Violet (V. sororia) (Allen, 1997).

There are 20 records in the project database.

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A Silver-bordered Fritillary found in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/23/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Silver-bordered Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/31/2017). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Silver-bordered Fritillary in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Silver-bordered Fritillary in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

A Silver-bordered Fritillary in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/16/2013). Photo by Annette Allor. (MBP list)


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