Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melitaea aurelia

Melitaea aurelia Nickerl, 1850

Nickerl’s fritillary

on Plantago, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Cirsium arvense; Plantago lanceolata, media; Rhinanthus alectorolophus; Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium.

Before the hibernation exclusively on Plantago.

phenology

Hibernation as larva.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Eichel & Fartmann (2018a), Lepiforum (2021), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 22.vii.2021