Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775[verification needed]
The knapweed fritillary (Melitaea phoebe) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone, except the northernmost locations. It used to include Melitaea telona, recently revalidated as a distinct cryptic species.
The wingspan is 34–50 mm. The butterfly flies from April to September depending on the location.
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