Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melitaea ornata

Melitaea ornata Christoph, 1893

eastern knapweed fritillary

on thistles

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus collinus, nutans subsp. platypus; Centaurea raphanina; Cirsium arvense, pannonicum, pyrenaicum, vulgare; Jurinea ? mollis; Onopordum acanthium, illyricum.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum, Sánchez Mesa & Muñoz Sariot.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Lepiforum (2021), Rákosy & Wieser (2010a), Russell & Pateman (2019a), Russell, Pateman & Verovnik (2014a), Sánchez Mesa & Muñoz Sariot (2017a), Tóth, Bereczki, Végvári, ao (2015a), Tóth, Varga, Végvári & Varga (2012a).

Last modified 14.xi.2021