Nymphalidae Satyrinae Melanargiini Pyronia (Pyronia) tithonus Melanargia galathea
Melanargia arge (Sulzer, 1776)
Italian Marbled White

Genus: Melanargia Meigen, 1828   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Agapetes Billberg, 1820
   Arge Hübner, 1818

Adult:
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adults (mating), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, May 24, 2008 [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 29, 2007. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, April 24, 2009. Ex larva [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 20, 2006. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 29, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 29, 2007. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 29, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female laying eggs), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 10, 2006. On Ampelodesmos mauritanicus
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 29, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 29, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female laying eggs), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 10, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 10, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 1, 2007. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 10, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, May 1, 2007. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, SIC Monti Ruffi, Cerreto Laziale (Roma), Italy, June 2, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, May 10, 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Campodimele, Monti Aurunci (Latina), Italy, May 24, 2003
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. arge (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Campodimele, Monti Aurunci (Latina), Italy, May 24, 2003
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, May 10, 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 6, 2008 [41.79894, 13.16695]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, March 25, 2007 [41.79894, 13.16695]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 14, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 5, 2008 [41.79894, 13.16695]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (brown form), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, March 28, 2009 [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, March 25, 2007. Green, in the middle [41.79894, 13.16695]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 5, 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 4, 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Diego Reggianti)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 4, 2001
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (pupating), Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 20, 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva (early stages):
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, June 6, 2008. Ab ovo [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, October 7, 2008. Ab ovo [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (first instar), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, November 15, 2008. Ab ovo [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, November 15, 2008. Ab ovo [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (second instar), Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, November 15, 2008. Ab ovo [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 22, 2006. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 26, 2007. Ex larva [41.79894, 13.16695]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa (just before hatching), Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 26, 2007. Ex larva [41.79894, 13.16695]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 30, 2001. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, June 19, 2008 [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, May 23, 2008 [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Punta Cetarola, Sperlonga (Latina), Italy, May 23, 2008 [41.2549, 13.4684]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Habitat:
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Habitat, SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 10, 2006. There is a female laying eggs
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Habitat, SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 10, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Habitat, SIC Monte Calvo e Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, June 7, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Ampelodesmos mauritanicus, Stipa pennata and other Poaceae

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