Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Melitaea phoebe

Melitaea phoebe (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

knapweed fritillary

on Centaurea, etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Asteraceae, oligophagous

Carduus defloratus; Centaurea jacea, scabiosa, stoebe; Cirsium eriophorum, pannonicum, vulgare.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Hinojosa ao, Lepiforum, Sánchez Mesa & Muñoz Sariot.

synonyms

Melitaea telona (Fruhstorfer, 1908), the eastern knapweed fritillary, jerusalem fritillary is considered by some authors an autonomous species; see e.g. Russell ao.

references

Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Hinojosa, Tóth, Monasterio, ao (2022a), Lepiforum (2021), Russell, Tennent, Pateman, ao (2007a), Sánchez Mesa & Muñoz Sariot (2017a), Tóth, Bereczki, Végvári, ao (2015a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 13.i.2023