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

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 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)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, March 25, 2007
(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, March 25, 2007. Green, in the middle...
(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)
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
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa (just before hatching), Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 26, 2007. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. arge (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Acuto (Frosinone), Italy, April 30, 2001. Ex larva
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
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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