Boloria dia - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 22 June 2014
Boloria dia Adult

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© Robin Howard

Boloria dia (Linnaeus, 1767)

Weaver's Fritillary
La Petite Violette

Wingspan: 32-36mm

A trivoltine species on the wing from April to October. A species regularly recorded from the woodland margins of the gorge and from the unmanaged meadows of the plateau and Causse.

Larvae feed on various Viola spp. Viola odorata, V. hirta, V. reichenbachiana, V. riviniana. Overwinters in the larval state.

 

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