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Melitaea trivia (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

Имаго  (Melitaea trivia)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Melitaeinae tribe Melitaeini subtribe Melitaeina genus Melitaea → species Melitaea trivia

Species name(s)

Melitaea trivia (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775) = Papilio trivia [Schiffermüller], 1775 = Papilio iphigenia Esper, 1782 = Papilio antigonus Herbst, 1800 = cleo (Latreille, 1803) = Melitaea trivia interrupta Skala, 1907 = Melitaea didyma aabaca Fruhstorfer, 1917 = Melitaea trivia lathon Fruhstorfer, 1917 = Melitaea catapeloides Stauder, 1918 = Melitaea trivia tigris Higgins, 1941 = Didymaeformia trivia = Melitaea aabaca Fruhstorfer 1917 = Melitaea antigonus Herbst 1800 = Melitaea ardens Erfurth 1923 = Melitaea catapelia Staudinger 1886 = Melitaea catapelioides Stauder 1918 = Melitaea equivalens de Sagarra 1924 = Melitaea fascelis Esper 1783 = Melitaea fasciata Eisner 1942 = Melitaea flavescens Eisner 1942 = Melitaea hoffmanni Skala 1908 = Melitaea ignasiti de Sagarra 1926 = Melitaea iphigenia Esper 1782 = Melitaea latemarginata Grund 1913 = Melitaea melanina Grund 1913 = Melitaea microignasita Verity 1950 = Melitaea microsyriaca Verity 1950 = Melitaea ornata Grund 1913 = Melitaea phoebe Esper 1778 = Melitaea pusilla Heydemann 1954 = Melitaea quercii Rocca 1946 = Melitaea radiata Skala 1907 = Melitaea robertsi Butler 1880 = Melitaea striata Gusic 1922 = Melitaea syriaca Rebel 1905 = Melitaea tenuisignata Skala 1912 = Melitaea tigris Higgins 1941 = Melitaea variegata Grund 1913 = Melitaea vernalis Eisner 1942. [9, 10, 187]

Lesser Spotted Fritillary.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky*; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Имаго  (Melitaea trivia)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of the Czech Republic, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Macedonia, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, North Aegean, Slovakia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European Central Black Earth, the European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Lower Volga, Volzhsky Medium, Medium-Ural (?), Tuva, Southern Urals. [3].
  • Распространение: Южная часть Европы. На севере ареала доходит до Центральной Европы (Австрия, юг Словакии), на востоке — до Ирана и Пакистана. [85].

General info about Imago

  • Летает по лесным лужайкам и закустаренным косогорам, по теплым, солнечным участкам. [85].

Imago lifespan

  • С мая по июнь, второе поколение — в июле. [85].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Verbascum. [28].
  • Коровяк медвежье ухо. И никак иначе. [85].

Larva lifespan

  • Гусеницы Melitaea trivia живут с лета до мая следующего года. [85].

Subspecies of Melitaea trivia


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Text data: Peter Khramov.

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