Heath Fritillary

Melitaea athalia

family - Nymphalidae

My personal observations of Heath Fritillary: none

Reference Section

Size: 40-44mm (smaller than Small White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: June-July

Habitat: woodland clearings in a few locations (Devon, Cornwall, Kent...)
Larval Food Plants: Cow-Wheat (Melampyrum pratense), Plantain (Plantago)

Family Group: Nymphalidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004