Habitat utilization by the heath fritillary butterfly, Mellicta athalia ssp. celadussa (Rott.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in montane grasslands of different management

@inproceedings{Schwarzwlder1997HabitatUB,
  title={Habitat utilization by the heath fritillary butterfly, Mellicta athalia ssp. celadussa (Rott.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in montane grasslands of different management},
  author={Bea Schwarzw{\"a}lder and M. Vance Loertscher and Andreas Erhardt and J{\"o}rg Zettel},
  year={1997}
}
Habitat suitability for larval and/or adult Mellicta athalia ssp. celadussa (Rott.) was examined in a variety of grassland types: traditionally cultivated hay meadows, different successional stages of abandoned grasslands and differently managed abandoned grasslands. Larval food-plants and caterpillars occurred almost exclusively in traditionally cultivated hay meadows and in recently abandoned grasslands. Adult M. athalia were abundant in all types of habitat studied. Females used all habitat… CONTINUE READING

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