Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 23-30mm; Wingspan: 53-58mm; Proboscis Length: 12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
July - September
(2-3 Weeks)
August - June June June - August
(Earliest: 18.7)

Biotopes:
Meadows
Food:
(Larva)

Many Poaceae
Parasitoids:
Ophion obscuratus Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Melanargia galathea
UK Butterflies Melanargia galathea
Nature Spot: Marbled White - Melanargia galathea
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Melanargia galathea
Lepiforum: Melanargia galathea


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