Nymphalidae Satyrinae Melanargiini Melanargia pherusa Arethusana arethusa
Melanargia russiae (Esper, [1783])
Esper's Marbled White
Echiquier de Russie, Echiquier d'Esper

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

Synonyms (genus):
   Agapetes Billberg, 1820
   Arge Hübner, 1818
  Synonyms (species):
   cleanthe Boisduval, 1833
   japygia Cyrillo, 1787
   suwarovius Herbst, 1796

Adult:
M. russiae (© Daniel Morel)
Adult, Porta, 1400m, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, August 9, 2015
(Photo by Daniel Morel)
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vado di Pezza, Rovere (L'Aquila), Italy, July 13, 2013
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. russiae (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult, Piana della Battaglia (Palermo), Italy, July 9, 2011
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Monti della Laga (Rieti), Italy, July 1994
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1999
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Monti della Laga (Rieti), Italy, July 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. russiae (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult, Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 23, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)

Larva:
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, May 9, 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, May 9, 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
M. russiae (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, May 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
M. russiae (© Raniero Panfili)
Egg, Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, July 24, 2005
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)

Foodplants:
Poaceae

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