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Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 11 August 2012
Wingspan
41 - 45mm
Photo © CFB
Weaver's Fritillary

Boloria dia
Number: 59.0151
B&F No.: 1602
Family:Nymphalidae (Swainson, 1827)
Subfamily:Heliconiinae (Swainson, 1827)
Tribe:Argynnini (Duponchel, 1835)
Genus:Boloria (Moore, 1900)
Subgenus:Clossiana (Reuss, 1920)
Species:dia (Linnaeus, 1767)
Adventive
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  Introduction  

Several records of this central European species exist. Historical records include an individual taken in the early 1800s at Sutton Park, near Tamworth in Warwickshire by Mr. Richard Weaver, an insect dealer based in Birmingham. Another was taken near Maidenhead, Berkshire in 1857 and at Worcester Park in Surrey in 1872. Two specimens were taken near Tunbridge Wells in West Kent in 1876 and another near Christchurch in Hampshire in 1887. Another was caught on 16th May 1899 near Bentley Wood, Ipswich, East Suffolk and another in the Forest of Dean, West Gloucestershire in 1907. It is believed that all examples of this species are the result of introductions, either deliberate or accidental.

Boloria dia

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1767) as shown here (type locality: Austria).


Weaver's Fritillary - imago - Farm Lator, Hungary - 15-Jul-06 (0988)
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Weavers Fritillary poss. male -Var, France 26-July-2007
Male Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons
Weavers Fritillary female - Cote d'Or, France 26-July-2007
Female
Photo © Roger Gibbons
Weavers Fritillary female - Var, France 26-May-2007
Female Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

  Phenology  

Description to be completed

The chart(s) above have been correlated with the phenology plot below, taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.


  Habitat  

Description to be completed

  Larval Foodplants  

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  Nectar Sources  

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  Imago  

Description to be completed.


Weavers Fritillary female - Var, France 26-May-2007
Photo © Roger Gibbons
26-May-2007
Weavers Fritillary female - Cote d'Or, France 26-July-2007
Photo © Roger Gibbons
26-Jul-2011
Weavers Fritillary - imago - Farm Lator, Hungary - 15-Jul-06 (2)
Photo © Pete Eeles
15-Jul-2006
Weaver's Fritillary - imago - Farm Lator, Hungary - 15-Jul-06 (0988)
Photo © Pete Eeles
15-Jul-2006
Weavers Fritillary - imago - Josvafo, Hungary - 12-Jul-06 (1)
Photo © Pete Eeles
12-Jul-2006
Weavers Fritillary - imago - Unknown location - Unknown date [Guy Padfield]
Photo © Guy Padfield
B. dia SE Moravia (CZE) May 2nd 2009
Photo © traplican
B. dia SE Moravia (CZE) May 3rd 2009
Photo © traplican
B. dia SE Moravia (CZE) Aug 25th 2009
Photo © traplican
Weavers Fritillary poss. male -Var, France 26-July-2007
Photo © Roger Gibbons
27-Jul-2007
Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 4 August 2010
Photo © CFB
04-Aug-2010
Weaver's Fritillay - 29th April 2011, Provence
Photo © NickB
29-Apr-2011
Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 11 August 2012
Photo © CFB
11-Aug-2012
Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 16 August 2012
Photo © CFB
16-Aug-2012
Weaver's Fritillary - male - Kisgy?r, Hungary - 30-Jun-12-1
Photo © Pete Eeles
30-Jun-2012
Weaver's Fritillary - male - Kisgy?r, Hungary - 30-Jun-12-2
Photo © Pete Eeles
30-Jun-2012
Weaver's Fritillary - male - BŁkkszentkereszt Meadows, Hungary - 05-Jul-12
Photo © Pete Eeles
05-Jul-2012

  Aberrations  

Description to be completed.

  Ovum  

Description to be completed.

  Larva  

Description to be completed.

  Pupa  

Description to be completed.

  Similar Species  

No similar species found.

  Videos  

Video © David Breiter
Perle?ovec nejmenöŪ - Boloria dia
Video © David Breiter
Perle?ovec nejmenöŪ - Boloria dia

  Sites  

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  Conservation Status  

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

  Links  

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  References  

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Linnaeus (1767) Linnaeus, C.: Systema Naturae. Edn.12. 1767.

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