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

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 30 July 2015
Melitaea phoebe Adult

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© Robin Howard

Melitaea phoebe ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Knapweed Fritillary
Le Grand Damier

Wingspan: 42-50mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to September. Recorded from Las Descargues and from all areas where floristically-rich meadows and grasslands predominate.

The larva feeds on Centaurea spp.

 

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