Boloria polaris

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Boloria polaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Boloria
Species: B. polaris
Binomial name
Boloria polaris
Boisduval, 1828

Boloria polaris, the Polaris fritillary, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in northernmost Scandinavia, North America (in northeastern Alaska and northern Canada) and in Greenland. It is also found in northeastern Russia. It is one of only six butterfly species found on Canada's Ellesmere Island.

The wingspan is 32–38 mm. The butterfly flies from June to August depending on the location.

The exact food plants are unknown, but in Canada, larvae have been found on Vaccinium uliginosum and Dryas species.


The following subspecies are recognized:

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