Melitaea punica Oberthür, 1876


Algieria, Lambessa


Habitat
  • Dry meadows
  • Semi-deserts
African Knapweed Fritillary
Algerian Fritillary
Cezayirli Ýparhan

Primary host-plants

FamilyLatin nameVernacular name
AsteraceaeCentaureaKnapweed
CirsiumThistle
Serratula
PlantaginaceaePlantagoPlantain

Synonyms and other combinations

Cinclidia punicaHübner, 1818
Mellicta punicaOberthür, 1876
Athaliaeformis punicaVérity, 1950
Didymaeformis punicaVérity, 1950

Melitaea punica is a member of the clade Melitaea phoebe

SpeciesAuthor
Melitaea aetherie(Hübner, 1826)
Melitaea collinaLederer, 1861
Melitaea consulisWiltshire, 1941
Melitaea ginaHiggins, 1941
Melitaea kuchiWyatt, 1961
Melitaea ornata(Christoph, 1893)
Melitaea phoebe(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Melitaea pseudosibinaAlberti, 1969
Melitaea punicaOberthür, 1876
Melitaea scotosiaButler, 1878
Melitaea sibinaAlphéraky, 1881
Melitaea turkmanica(Higgins, 1940)
Distribution
Images
Adult, upperside.

© Selim Gümüş
Turkey, Ankara
Adult, underside.

© Cor Zonneveld
Turkey
Adult, underside.

© Selim Gümüş
Turkey, Ankara
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