Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Melitaea diamina Melitaea nevadensis
Melitaea didyma (Esper, 1779)
Spotted Fritillary
Mélitée orangée

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):
   meridionalis Staudinger, 1870
   occidentalis Staudinger, 1861

Adult:
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 16, 2006 [41.76021, 12.79564]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (male), Neraissa (Cuneo), Italy, July 5, 2014
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
M. didyma (© Marcello Romano)
Adult (male), Madonie, 600 m (Palermo), Sicily, Italy, May 12, 2006
(Photo by Marcello Romano)
M. didyma (© Marcello Romano)
Adult (male), Madonie, 600 m (Palermo), Sicily, Italy, May 12, 2006
(Photo by Marcello Romano)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, May 14, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Campo Felice 1300 m (L'Aquila), Italy, May 14, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Genève, Switzerland, July 1979
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (male), Monte Angiano (Roma), Italy, June 3, 2004
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
M. didyma (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (female), Monte Angiano (Roma), Italy, June 3, 2004
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
M. didyma (© Elisabeth Gaillard)
Adults, Département de la Meuse, France, July 11, 2004
(Photo by Elisabeth Gaillard)
M. didyma (© Jean Delacre)
Adult ssp. mauretanica Harris, 1841, Itzer, Moyen Atlas, Morocco
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Rohoznik, Slovakia (imported from Croatia), June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Rohoznik, Slovakia (imported from Croatia), June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adults (mating), Tosi (Firenze), Italy, July 1991
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
M. didyma (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult (female), Vallone di Riofreddo, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 23, 2002. White form
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)
M. didyma (© Salvatore Saitta)
Adult, Vallone di Riofreddo, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, May 24, 2016. Ex larva
(Photo by Salvatore Saitta, Portfolio)

Larva:
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, SIC Monte Calvo and Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 15, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, SIC Monte Calvo and Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 16, 2006
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1999
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Salvatore Saitta)
Larva, Monti Peloritani, 550m (Messina), Sicily, Italy
(Photo by Salvatore Saitta, Portfolio)

Larva (early stages):
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larvae (first instar), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 2, 2006 [41.76021, 12.79564]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (penultimate instar), SIC Monte Calvo and Calvilli (Frosinone), Italy, April 27, 2008
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Ceccano, località S. Ermete (Frosinone), Italy, August 28, 2006 [41.52633, 13.35527]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Fonte Cerreto (L'Aquila), Italy, June 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Roma, Italy, May 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
M. didyma (© Paolo Mazzei)
Eggs, Ceccano, località S. Ermete (Frosinone), Italy, July 30, 2006 [41.52633, 13.35527]
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Plantago, Veronica, Digitalis, Valeriana, Verbascum, Antirrhinum, Linaria, Stachys

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