Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Melitaea deione Melitaea diamina
Melitaea deserticola Oberthür, 1909
Desert Fritillary

Genus: Melitaea Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Melitaea Fabricius, 1807

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

Adult:
M. deserticola (© Jean Delacre)
Adult (female), Plateau de l'Arid, Haut Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)

Foodplants:
Linaria aegyptiaca

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