Weaver's Fritillary

Boloria dia (boh-LOR-ee-uh DEE-uh)

Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 11 August 2012
Photo © CFB
 

Wingspan
41 - 45mm

Checklist Number
59.0151

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:HeliconiinaeSwainson, 1827
Tribe:ArgynniniSwainson, 1833
Genus:BoloriaMoore, 1900
Subgenus:ClossianaReuss, 1920
Species:dia(Linnaeus, 1767)

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Introduction

There are several records of this central European butterfly, which also known as the Violet Fritillary. 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

Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 14 July 2014

Female
Photo © CFB

Weavers Fritillary female - Var, France 26-May-2007

Female Underside
Photo © Roger Gibbons

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Boloria dia

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

B. dia SE Moravia (CZE) May 2nd 2009

Photo © traplican

B. dia SE Moravia (CZE) May 3rd 2009

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B. dia SE Moravia (CZE) Aug 25th 2009

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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

Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 14 July 2014

Photo © CFB
14-Jul-2014

Weaver's Fritillary - Alpes-Maritimes - 2 May 2015

Photo © CFB
02-May-2015

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Ovum

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Boloria dia - Egg (eastern Swabian Alb, mid-May 2013) [Wolfgang Wagner]

Photo © Wolfgang Wagner
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Larva

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Boloria dia - Larva (eastern Swabian Alb, Southern Germany) [Wolfgang Wagner]

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Pupa

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Boloria dia - Pupa [Wolfgang Wagner]

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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Linnaeus (1767) Linnaeus, C. (1767) Systema Naturae. Edition 12.
Moore (1900) Moore, F. (1900) Lepidoptera indica.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.
Reuss (1920) Reuss, T. (1920) Die Androconien von Yramea cytheris Drury und die nächststehenden analogen Schuppenbildungen bei Dione Hbn. und Brenthis Hbn. (Lep.). Entomologische Mitteilungen.
Swainson (1827) Swainson, W. (1827) A Sketch of the Natural Affinities of the Lepidoptera Diurna of Latreille. The Philosophical magazine : or Annals of chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, natural history and general science.