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



Las Descargues, 6 September 2013
Boloria selene Adult


© Robin Howard

Boloria selene ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
Le Petit Collier argenté

Wingspan: 36-44mm

A uni- or bivoltine species depending on altitude and latitude on the wing from May to September. A regular visitor to Las Descargues but more commonly encountered on the Causse. A species of heathland, woodland margins, rides and clearings.

The larvae feed on Viola palustris and V. riviniana.