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Mellicta athalia, heath fritillary butterfly

Species type: Arthropod

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Nymphalidae

Genus: Mellicta

Species: athalia

Authority: Rottemburg

Common names: heath fritillary butterfly

Synonyms: Meltaea athalia

Imported for biocontrol of: Digitalis purpurea (Scrophulariales: Scrophulariaceae), foxglove Details