Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Melitaea aetherie Melitaea asteria
Melitaea arduinna (Esper, [1783])
Freyer's Fritillary

Genus: Melitaea Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (genus):
   Athaliaeformia Verity, 1950
   Cinclidia Hübner, 1818
   Didymaeformia Verity, 1950
   Mellicta Billberg, 1820
  Synonyms (species):
   rhodopensis Freyer, 1836

Adult:
M. arduinna (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult (male), Kastoria, 1730m, Greece, June 28, 2009
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
M. arduinna (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Kastoria, 1730m, Greece, June 28, 2009
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Centaurea

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