Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melitaea aetherie

Melitaea aetherie (Hübner, 1826)

aetherie fritillary

on thistles

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carthamus coeruleus; Centaurea calcitrapa, carratracensis; Cynara baetica, cardunculus.

In captivity also Centaurea nigrescens; Cirsium vulgare; Cynara scolymus.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

references

Jutzeler, Gascoigne-Pees, Grillo, ao (2004a), Marabuto (2018a).

Last modified 6.vii.2021