Boloria titania

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Boloria titania
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Dorsal view
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Ventral view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Boloria
Species: B. titania
Binomial name
Boloria titania
(Esper, 1793)
  • Clossiana titania
  • Boloria (clossiana) titania

Boloria titania, the Titania's fritillary or purple bog fritillary, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family, Heliconiinae subfamily.


The adult is a small fritillary with typically chequered orange-brown upperside and a marginal row of triangles and dots. The length of the forewings is 21–23 mm. The underside has brown pearly spots and triangular markings at the edge of the hindwings. The butterfly flies from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Viola species, Vaccinium uliginosum, Bistorta major, Filipendula ulmaria and Trollius asiaticus.[1]


This species is present in the Palearctic ecozone.[2]


  • Clossiana titania titania
  • Clossiana titania bivina (Fruhstorfer, 1908) central and southern Europe
  • Clossiana titania miyakei (Matsumura, 1919) Sakhalin, Amur
  • Clossiana titania staudingeri (Wnukowsky, 1929) southern Siberia[1]


  1. ^ a b "Clossiana Reuss, 1920" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  • Guide des papillons d'Europe et d'Afrique du Nord, Delachaux et Niestlé, Tom Tolman, Richard Lewington

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