Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Melitaea deserticola Melitaea didyma
Melitaea diamina (Lang, 1789)
False-heath Fritillary
Damier noir, Mélitée noirâtre

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

Synonims (genus):
   Athaliaeformis Verity, 1950
   Cinclidia Hübner, 1818
   Didymaeformis Verity, 1950
   Mellicta Billberg, 1820
  Synonims (species):
   codinai De Sagarra, 1932
   dictynna Esper, 1779
   vernetensis Rondou, 1902

Adult:
M. diamina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro Romano (Roma), Italy, May 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. diamina (© Jean Delacre)
Adult, Doische, Parc naturel Viroin - Hermeton, Wallonie, Belgium, June 9, 2002
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. diamina (© Jean Delacre)
Adult, Doische, Parc naturel Viroin - Hermeton, Wallonie, Belgium, June 9, 2002
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. diamina (© Jean Delacre)
Adult, Doische, Parc naturel Viroin - Hermeton, Wallonie, Belgium, June 2001
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. diamina (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro Romano (Roma), Italy, May 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. diamina (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Adult, Kaluga district, Rodinka station (ca. 160 km SW of Moskow), Russia, June 12, 2002
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)
M. diamina (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Õland Tävelsrum, Sweden, June 17, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)
M. diamina (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, Õland Tävelsrum, Sweden, June 17, 2003
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Foodplants:
Valeriana, Melampyrum

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