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Early Stages and Biology of Melitaea timandra Coutsis et Oorschot, 2014
(Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae) Under the Conditions of Kuh-e-Binalud
Mountain (Iran)

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory I/12, Moscow 119991, Russia.
Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow 125047, Russia.
Lepidoptera Nymphalinae fritillary butterfly caterpillar trophic associations insect parasitoids


This article presents characteristics of the habitats and flying period of Melitaea timandra Coutsis et Oorschot, 2014 and describes the behavior of the adults under natural conditions, their food plant, egg chorion morphology, and caterpillars of the first and senior instars. In addition, a larval parasitoid is identified as Cotesia sp., and the possible development cycle of M. timandra is described.



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