Issoria [Argynnis] lathonia (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 19-23mm, Wingspan: 35-45mm; Proboscis Length: 11-12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
March - September
(1 Week)
May - April (Winter) March - October
(Earliest: 10.6)
(2 - 3 Generations)
(Winter)
Migratory

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Several Violaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar
Parasitoids:
Ichneumon gracilicornis Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Issoria lathonia
UK Butterflies Queen of Spain Fritillary
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Issoria lathonia
Lepiforum: Issoria lathonia


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