Boloria epithore

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Pacific fritillary
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Boloria
Species: B. epithore
Binomial name
Boloria epithore
(W.H. Edwards, 1864)
  • Clossiana epithore
  • Brenthis epithore

Boloria epithore, the Pacific fritillary, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in western North America from California to British Columbia and Alberta.

The wingspan is 34–44 mm. The butterfly flies from June to July.[1]

The larvae probably feed on Viola species.


The following subspecies are recognised:

  • B. e. chermocki E.M. Perkins & S.F. Perkins, 1966 (Oregon)
  • B. e. epithore (W.H. Edwards, 1864) (California)
  • B. e. sierra E.M. Perkins, 1973 (California)
  • B. e. uslui Koçak, 1984 (British Columbia)


  1. ^ Pacific Fritillary, Butterflies of Canada

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