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Boloria bellona jenistai D. Stallings & Turner, 1947
(Meadow Fritillary)

Type Specimens photo collection:

Pinned Specimens photo collection:

Distribution and Larval Foodplants:

boreal habitats from YK to Labrador


(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Boloria Moore, 1900

Lepid. Ind. 4(48): 243-244. Type-species: Papilio pales [Schiffermüller], 1775, Ankündung eines syst. Werkes Schmett. Wiener Gegend: 177, no. 8, by original designation. The genus-level synonymy adopted herein is derived from Grey (1989), J. Lepid. Soc. 43(1): 2, Aubert et al. (1996), C. R. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 3) Sci. Vie 319(7): 647-651, and Simonsen (2005), Syst. Entomol. 30(4): 653-665.


selene group Gorbunov, 2001

Butts. Russia Class.: 195.


Boloria bellona (Fabricius, 1775)

Syst. Entomol.: 517-518, no. 317.

Original Combination: P[apilio]. N[ymphalis]. P[halerata]. Bellona

Type Locality: “America boreali”

Types: Syntype in ZMUC.

=    ‡”fasciata” (T. Cockerell, 1889)

Entomol. 22(311): 99; cited Maynard (1886), Butts. New England: 27-28 (in part), under no. 31.

Original Combination: Argynnis bellona fasciata

Type Locality: Not stated; “Massachusetts” implied from reference to Maynard.

Types: “Type(s)” probably lost.

The text clearly indicates that this taxon was described as an individual variant.

=    ‡”kleenei” (F. Watson, 1921)

J. N. Y. Entomol. Soc. 28(3/4): 171-172.

Original Combination: Brenthis bellona ab. kleenei

Type Locality: “West Hartford, Connecticut” [Hartford County]

Types: “Holotype” in AMNH.

=    ‡”pardopsis” (W. Holland, 1928)

Ann. Carnegie Mus. 19(1): 45, no. 11b; figured by W. Holland (1931), Butt. Book (rev. ed.): pl. 55, fig. 26 ♀ D (“holotype”).

Original Combination: B[renthis]. bellona ab. pardopsis

Type Locality: “Crafton, Allegheny County, Pa.” [Pennsylvania]

Types: “Holotype” in CMNH.

=    ‡ammiralis (Hemming, 1933)

Entomol. 66(847): 276, no. 7.

Original Combination: Argynnis ammiralis

Proposed to replace Papilio bellona Fabricius, 1775, erroneously thought preoccupied; a junior objective synonym of bellona.


Boloria bellona jenistai D. Stallings & Turner, 1947

Can. Entomol. 78(7/8): 135-136.

Original Combination: Boloria toddi jenistai

Type Locality: “Lloydminster, Sask.”; suggested to be “the vicinity of Rivercourse, Alberta” by Kondla (1996), Alberta Naturalist 26(2): 39.

Types: Holotype in USNM.



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