Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 15-20mm; Wingspan: 34-42mm; Proboscis Length: 9mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
(2 - 3 Weeks) July - May ? May - June
(Earliest: 4.6)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Plantago

Veronica chamaedrys

Centaurea jacea

Pilosella officinarum
Food:
(Adult)

Ajuga reptans Nectar
Predators:
(Eggs, Larvae)

Formica polyctena

Coccinellidae

Pentatomidae

Chrysopidae
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae
Predators:
(Adults)

Araneae

Odonata

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Melitaea cinxia
UK Butterflies Glanville Fritillary


Pictures © 2003 J.K. Lindsey

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