Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Melitaea asteria Melitaea aurelia
Melitaea athalia (Rottemburg, 1775)
Heath Fritillary
Mélitée du mélampyre, Damier Athalie

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):
   boris Fruhstorfer, 1917
   neglecta Pfau, 1962
   norvegica Aurivillius, 1888

Adult:
M. athalia (© Ghila Zoutter)
Adult, Verbois, Geneva, Switzerland
(Photo by Ghila Zoutter)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Mercareccia, Terme di Stigliano (Roma), Italy, June 6, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 2000
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, July 1999
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Rifugio Talarico, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. athalia (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult, Cogolo (Trento), Italy, August 1990
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)
M. athalia (© Diego Reggianti)
Adult, Vallone di Riofreddo, Pietraporzio (Cuneo), Italy, July 23, 2002. White form
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)

Larva:
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Monte Sirente (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
M. athalia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Monte Sirente (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1995
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Plantago, Veronica, Digitalis, Melampyrum, Linaria, Pedicularis

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