Seq # 470070030

Boloria selene (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) Species

Last modified: Sept. 13, 2023, 7:09 p.m.

A local species in Belgium. Vulnerable!


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 (as Argynnis Selene). view page




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 mid-September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Viola riviniana and Viola palustris

The larva lives on Viola riviniana and Viola palustris.

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