Titania's Fritillary (Boloria titania)
Species

Taken in the Vercors NP, France, on July 19th 2018.
(1/1250th sec at f6.3. Approx 2x lifesize. © David Hastings)

Taken in the Vercors NP, France, on July 19th 2018.
(1/1600th sec at f6.3. Approx 2x lifesize. © David Hastings)

Description

Wing span: 42 - 46mm

Titania's Fritillary has a typically chequered orange-brown upperside and a marginal row of triangles and dots. The underside has brown pearly spots and triangular markings at the edge of the hindwings. The sexes are similar.

It is found in south Poland, the Alps and and the Balkan mountains, and also on the eastern side of the Baltic and south Finland extending eastwards. Evaluated as Near-threatened.

Typical habitats are light woodland clearings, margins and glades and damp meadows up to 2000m.

There is one brood per year from mid-June to early August.

Larvae feed on Bistorta major and violets.

Sightings

20-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France
19-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France