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

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 17 August 2015
Melitaea athalia Adult

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© Robin Howard

Melitaea athalia (Rottemburg, 1775)

Heath Fritillary
Le Damier Athalie

Wingspan: 38-42mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from mid-May to August with an overlapping second brood in August and September. A species of woodland margins, clearings and floristically rich meadows.

Larvae feed on plantain, veronica etc.

 

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