Melitaea cinxia - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 17 August 2015
Melitaea cinxia Adult


© Robin Howard

Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Glanville Fritillary
La Mélitée du plantain

Wingspan: 30-42mm

A variable bivoltine species on the wing initially from April to June and again from July to September. Recorded from the meadows at Las Descargues and from the Causse, a species of floristically-rich meadows and woodland margins.

Larvae feed on Plantago lanceolata, P. major, Veronica teucrium and V. spicata.