Araschnia levana (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)


First Generation

Second Generation

Larvae

Forewing Length: 16-19mm, Wingspan: 28-40mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
April - September May - June
(Earliest: 5.5)
August - September
(Earliest: 9.8)
(Winter) April - May
(Earliest: 13.4)
July - September
(Earliest: 30.6)

Biotopes:
Beech Forest Edge

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Monophagous)

Urtica dioica
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Several Rosaceae Nectar

Ranunculus repens Nectar

Lotus corniculatus Nectar

Valeriana officinalis Nectar

Viola palustris Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar
Parasitoids:
Apechthis compunctor Larva

Heteropelma megarthrum Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Araschnia levana
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Araschnia levana
Lepiforum: Araschnia levana


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