Seq # 470020010

Issoria lathonia (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: Jan. 13, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

In Flanders only one population in the extreme south-west of the province of West-Vlaanderen, regularly enforced with vagrants. Still more widespread in the southern part of Belgium. Threatened!


Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily: Heliconiinae > Tribus: Argynnini > Genus: Issoria > Subgenus: Issoria > Species: Issoria lathonia
Vernacular names
Kleine parelmoervlinder (NL), Queen of Spain Fritillary (EN), Petit Nacré (FR), Kleiner Perlmuttfalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 18.




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in two to three overlapping generations a year from early April till the end of October.

Observed on

Host plant (genera):

The larva lives on different species of Viola.

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