Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Euphydryas provincialis Melitaea arduinna
Melitaea aetherie (Hübner, [1826])
Aetherie Fritillary

Genus: Melitaea Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (genus):
   Athaliaeformia Verity, 1950
   Cinclidia Hübner, 1818
   Didymaeformia Verity, 1950
   Mellicta Billberg, 1820
  Synonyms (species):
   perlinii Turati, 1905

Adult:
M. aetherie (© Jean Delacre)
Adult (male), Tizi-n-Tretten, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. aetherie (© Jean Delacre)
Adult (female), Tizi-n-Tretten, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. aetherie (© Jean Delacre)
Adult, Tizi-n-Tretten, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. aetherie (© Jean Delacre)
Adult, Tizi-n-Tretten, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. aetherie (© Marcello Romano)
Adult (male), Madonie, Collesano (Palermo), Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2004
(Photo by Marcello Romano)
M. aetherie (© Marcello Romano)
Adult (female), Madonie, Collesano (Palermo), Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2004
(Photo by Marcello Romano)
M. aetherie (© Marcello Romano)
Adult (female), Madonie, Collesano (Palermo), Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2004
(Photo by Marcello Romano)

Larva:
M. aetherie (© Manuel Dinis Cortes)
Larva, Beja, Alentejo, Portugal, March 15, 2009
(Photo by Manuel Dinis Cortes)
M. aetherie (© Manuel Dinis Cortes)
Larva, Beja, Alentejo, Portugal, March 15, 2009
(Photo by Manuel Dinis Cortes)

Foodplants:
Centaurea, Cynara

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