Nymphalidae Melitaeinae Melitaeini Melitaea trivia Aglais ichnusa
Melitaea varia Meyer-Dür, 1851
Grisons Fritillary
Mélitée de la gentiane, Mélitée alpine

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. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (male), Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. varia (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 13, 2009
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. varia (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, June 22, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. varia (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (female), Ligurian Alps, Imperia, Italy, July 20, 2010
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
M. varia (© Marco Bonifacino)
Adult (female), Ligurian Alps, Imperia, Italy, July 20, 2010
(Photo by Marco Bonifacino)
M. varia (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 13, 2009
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. varia (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (male), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, June 22, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. varia (© Raniero Panfili)
Adult (female), Ovindoli (L'Aquila), Italy, June 22, 2008
(Photo by Raniero Panfili)
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 13, 2009
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Monte Sirente (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, June 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Monte Sirente (L'Aquila), Italy, June 1996
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Larva:
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Monte Ocre (L'Aquila), Italy, May 17, 2014
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, May 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
M. varia (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Gran Sasso (L'Aquila), Italy, May 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Gentiana, Gentianella, Plantago, Pedicularis

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