Weaver's Fritillary (Boloria dia)
Species

Male. Taken at Irinovac, Croatia, on June 6th 2017.
(1/200th sec at f14. Approx 3.25x lifesize. © David Hastings)

Description

Wing span: 32 - 34 mm

Weaver's Fritillary also known as the Violet Fritillary. It has orange upper surfaces with large black markings. The hindwing upper surface has a complete arc of large, postdiscal spots. The hindwing underside is brown with a violet tinge.

It is found in western and central Europe, but excluding the British Isles, most of the Iberian penisula, and most of Italy.

Its habitat is dry or damp bushy, grassy and flowery clearings in light woodland or mature forest up to 1600m.

It is bivoltine or trivoltine, with adults being on the wing from April until September. The larva is the overwintering stage.

The larvae feed on violets.

Sightings

21-Jul-2018 : Vercors Natural Park, France

06-Jun-2017 : Irinovac, Croatia
25-Jul-2015 : Nr Dobrinishte, Bulgaria
22-Jul-2015 : nr Sandanski, Bulgaria