Melitaea diamina (Lang 1789) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 17-22mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? April - June ? May - August
(Earliest: 16.6)

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Olligophagous)

Valeriana
Food:
(Adult)

Cirsium palustre Nectar
Parasitoids:
Ichneumon gracilicornis Larva
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Melitaea diamina
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Melitaea diamina
Lepiforum: Melitaea diamina


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