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

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 17 August 2015
Melitaea parthenoides Adult

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© Robin Howard

Melitaea parthenoides Keferstein, 1851

Meadow Fritillary
La Mélitée des scabieuses

Wingspan: 32-38mm

A bivoltine species flying from May to September to 2400m. A species of rough, floristically-rich meadows of the plateau and Causse.

The larva feeds on Plantago spp.

 

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