Boloria dia (Akkerparelmoervlinder of Paarse parelmoervlinder (BE) / Weaver's Fritillary or Violet Fritillary (EN) ) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. In Belgium it is a local species only flying in the south of the country.
The upperside of the wings have almost the same color and patternd as the Dark Green Fritillary I showed yesterday, but the series of dark purple spots on the underside of the wings is distinctive. This species is also much smaller: winglength about 16-19mm while the Dark Green Fritillary has a winglenght of about 23-29 mm. This can easily seen in the feeld, but is difficult to see while comparing images without a proper reference.
Image: Viroinval (BE) 24/07/2010
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