Meadow fritillary - Mellicta parthenoides

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: May-September

Size: mm


Similar to the Heath fritillary, Mellicta athalia. The sloping forewing mark in space s2 is a help. Also the lack of black discal line on the hindwing. The orange discal band on the forewing is wider than in the Heath fritillary.  

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Flowery meadows


Early Stages




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