Seq # 470070030

Boloria selene (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 10:55 a.m.

A local species currently occurring only in the south of Belgium, where it is known from three provinces. Vulnerable! Before, some localities were known in Flanders, but the species is extinct there now.


Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Heliconiinae > Tribus: Argynnini > Genus: Boloria > Subgenus: Clossiana > Species: Boloria selene
Vernacular names
Zilveren maan (NL), Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (EN), Petit Collier argenté (FR), Braunfleckiger Perlmuttfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 19.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two generations a year: from mid May till the end of June and a partial generation from early July till the end of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Viola riviniana and Viola palustris

The larva lives on Viola riviniana and Viola palustris.

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