Boloria freija

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Freija Fritillary
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Boloria
Species: B. freija
Binomial name
Boloria freija
(Becklin in Thunberg, 1791)
Synonyms
Clossiana freija

The Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija or Clossiana freija) is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae with a circumboreal distribution. It occurs in bogs and tundra. Its range includes Northern Europe to the north of 60° N, occasionally more southern locations, the Urals, Siberia, the Russian Far East, mountains of Northern Mongolia and Hokkaido, as well as North America, extending in the Rocky Mountains to 35° N.[1][2] Larvae feed on Rubus chamaemorus, Dryas sp., Vaccinium uliginosum, Arctostaphylos alpina, A. uva-ursi, Empetrum nigrum, Rhododendron aureum, Rh. lapponicum.[1][2] The species produces one generation every two years.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Львовский А.Л., Моргун Д.В. 2007. Булавоусые чешуекрылые Восточной Европы. Москва: КМК. ISBN 978-5-87317-362-4. p. 323-324.
  2. ^ a b Tolman, Tom & Richard Lewington. 1997. Butterflies of Britain and Europe. Field Guide. London: Collins. ISBN 0-00-219992-0.