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Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus, 1758)   

 

Range: Temperate Palearctic.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Widespread from sea level to ca. 1800 m.

Habitat: Various grassy and bushy places.

Bionomics: One or two generations from May till August. Larval host-plants: Plantago lanceolata, Veronica, Centaurea (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: Widespread and usually common. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.

 
 
 

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