Euphydryas maturna – Kirjoverkkoperhonen – roodbonte parelmoervlinder

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Usually, E. maturna is a very rare species in the area, but in the year 2015 it was one of the most abundant species.

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The species was observed only in the summer of 2004, 2007 and 2015.

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It overwinters in the larvae stage. Larvae can overwinter twice.

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First year larvae feed on Populus tremula (haapa).

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However, in their second year caterpillars also consume Plantago species and Lonicera.