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Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)   

 


Photo: Vesselina Koleva

Range: N Africa, Canary Islands, Azores, Eurasia, N America and New Zealand.

Distribution in Bulgaria: Everywhere, reaching over 2400 m a.s.l.. Migrant, not a permanent resident of the country.

Habitat: Not associated with any particular habitat type, can be met with virtually everywhere.

Bionomics: One generation from June to October, which hibernates and reappears next spring. Larval host-plants: Urtica and Parietaria (Urticaceae) (Tolman & Lewington 1997).

Conservation status: One of the most widespread and common butterflies in Bulgaria. IUCN category: Lower risk, least concern.

 

 
 
 

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