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Boloria titania (Esper, 1793)

Имаго  (Boloria titania)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Heliconiinae tribe Argynnini genus Boloria subgenus Clossiana → species Boloria titania

Species name(s)

Boloria (Clossiana) titania (Esper, 1793) = Clossiana titania (Esper, [1793]) = Papilio titania Esper, 1794.

Titania's Fritillary


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin.

Forewing length

21—26 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Boloria titania)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Clossiana titania. [3]. Peter Khramov.


  • Austria, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Switzerland, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Sakhalin, the North Urals,Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria ?, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia . [10]. Peter Khramov.


  • According to various sources the flight of butterflies recorded from May to early August. The main flight of June and July. [109]. Shamil Murtazin.

Additional info about Imago

  • Fore wing length of males - 21-23 mm, females - 23-26 mm.
    In the Urals lives in damp meadows in mountainous coniferous forests. [86]. Shamil Murtazin.
  • In some regions of Russia declared a kind of regional Red Books (Kaluga (2006), Tver (2002), Yaroslavl (2004), in the Moscow region is subject to protection since 1978) [110]. Shamil Murtazin.

Larva food plants

  • Polygonum, Viola. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Poligonum bistorta, Viola, Filipéndula, Trollius [109]. Shamil Murtazin.

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar Personal communication. Sergei Kotov.

Subspecies Boloria titania


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Simon Coombes, Maxim Klepikov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov, Shamil Murtazin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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30.01.2014 14:08, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 21—26 mm. Flight time: May, June, July → May, June, July, August. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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