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

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 20 August 2009
Melitaea deione Adult

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© Robin Howard

Melitaea deione (Geyer, 1832)

Provençal Fritillary
La Mélitée des linaires

Wingspan: 34-46mm

A bivoltine species flying from April to September. Recorded from the gardens at Las Descargues and from the woodland margins of the plateau and rocky meadows of the Causse.

The larva feeds on Linaria, Chaenorrhinum, Antirrhinum spp.

 

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