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Melitaea athalia · paprastoji šaškytė

EN · heath fritillary DE · Wachtelweizen-Scheckenfalter, Gemeiner Scheckenfalter LT · paprastoji šaškytė LV · nārbuļu raibenis, parastais pļavraibenis PL · przeplatka atalia

The caterpillars from a clutch initially stay together, feeding on herbaceous plants in a small, unobtrusive web. Second or third instar caterpillars disperse into smaller groups. Then the third instars tend to feed and rest solitarily; they rest beneath dead leaves at night and during bad weather. The caterpillar hibernates for the winter in a hibernaculum, made from a curled dead leaf by spinning its edges together. 0088

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