Provençal fritillary - Mellicta deione

Female upperside.

Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: April - July.

Size: 32-46mm

Altitude: 200-1600m

Male upperside.

 

Notes:

There was a field full of these fritillaries near Juviles on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada in southern Spain. There are some very similar species in Europe so careful observation is needed along with a good field guide. I use the Collins Field Guide, Tolman & Lewington, which covers all of Europe, and N. Africa.

 

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Mellicta athalia

Linaria species Toadflax.

Dry flowery places

Provençal fritillary distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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