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

NYMPHALIDAE

Heliconiinae

Las Descargues, 5 September 2009
Issoria lathonia Adult

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© Robin Howard

Issoria lathonia (Linnaeus, 1758)

Queen of Spain Fritillary
Le Petit Nacré

Wingspan: 39-47mm

A trivoltine species flying from February to November. A common visitor to the Fournanty Plateau and the Causse where it frequent most open habitats.

The larva feeds on Viola, Borrago spp.

 

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