Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melitaea diamina

Melitaea diamina (Lang, 1789)

false heath fritillary

on Valeriana

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Caprifoliaceae, monophagous

Valeriana dioica, excelsa subsp. sambucifolia, officinalis.

The references to Centaurea jacea; Dianthus carthusianorum; Filipendula ulmaria by Žikić are dubious.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Wahlberg (1997a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a), Zimmermann, Fric, Filipová & Konviýka (2005a).

Last modified 16.iv.2022