Meadow Fritillaries are lesser fritillaries -- larger than crescents but smaller than the greater fritillaries and flying on stiff wings.  


Moist meadows and grasslands eastward; willow thickets in the West.

Flight Period


Caterpillar Foodplants

Violets (Viola).

Other Notes

Usually present as a colony, rather than as a few individuals.  The population dynamics of this species are not understood.  It appears to be expanding in some parts of its range, while disappearing from other areas.

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Boloria bellona