Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758)

Family: Nymphalidae (Satyrinae)

Genus: Melanargia
Species: galathea

  • larvae feed on a broad spectrum of species of grasses (Poaceae)
  • hibernate as larva
  • the species has low requirements for habitats with a higher density in drier habitats, but require grassy areas that are uncut or mowed very late (late august)
  • photos were taken in Bulgaria

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