Melitaea phoebe
         
Knapweed Fritillary  
La Mélitée des centaurées  
           
 
 
   
1] male of Melitaea phoebe - Var (France) - 19/05/2009   2] male - Doubs (France) - 22/05/2008  
       
       
   
3] male - Var (France) - 08/05/2011   4] other male - Var (France) - 08/05/2011  
       
       
   
5] other male - Var (France) - 08/05/2011   6] male - Dordogne (France) - 13/07/2009  
       
       
   
7] male - Var (France) - 16/05/2011   8] male - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 16/05/2012  
       
       
   
9] male - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 17/05/2012   10] same specimen as 9]  
       
       
   
11] male - Ain (France) - 24/04/2009   12] dark male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013  
       
       
   
13] dark male alt.2000m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 10/07/2011   14] male - Haute-Garonne (France) - 16/05/2018
 
 
       
       
   
15] male - Hautes Alpes (France) - 25/06/2013
 
  16] a male (on the left) attempting to seduce a female - Hautes Alpes (France) - 26/07/2014  
       
       
   
17] same scene as 16]   18] male - Hautes Alpes (France) - 26/07/2014  
       
       
   
19] male alt.1040m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 08/07/2018   20] male alt.1630m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 18/07/2020  
       
       
   
21] underside of a male alt.1630m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 18/07/2020   22] view of the genitalia of the male shown in 21]
 
 
       
       
   
23] other view of the genitalia of the male shown in 21]   24] other view of the genitalia of the male shown in 21]  
       
       
   
25] female of Melitaea phoebe - Var (France) - 02/06/2013   26] female - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 27/07/2014  
       
       
   
27] female - Var (France) - 19/05/2009   28] female - Var (France) - 10/05/2013  
       
       
   
29] female - Var (France) - 10/05/2014   30] female - Var (France) - 30/07/2011  
       
       
   
31] a male (on the left) attempting to seduce a female - Var (France) - 12/08/2010   32] same scene as 31]  (female on the right)
 
 
       
       
   
33] view of the male from picture 31]   34] female - Var (France) - 10/06/2010  
       
       
   
35] same specimen as 34]   36] female - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008  
       
       
   
37] other female - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008   38] female alt.950m - Aude (France) - 13/07/2020  
       
       
   
39] female alt.1600m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 17/07/2020   40] same specimen as 39]
 
 
       
       
   
41] female alt.632m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 07/07/2018   42] female - Ain (France) - 28/05/2018
 
 
       
       
   
43] same specimen as 42]   44] female - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 16/05/2012  
       
       
   
45] a male (above) and a female - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 16/05/2012   46] same female as in picture 45]
 
 
       
       
   
47] female - Jura (France) - 28/05/2008   48] Côte d'Or (France) - 20/05/2010  
       
       
   
49] female - Doubs (France) - 04/08/2008   50] female - Haute Saône (France) - 01/08/2009  
       
       
   
51] female alt.436m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 16/06/2018   52] same specimen as 51]
 
 
       
       
   
53] a male (below) attempting to seduce a female - Dordogne (France) - 13/07/2009   54] view of the female from picture 53]
 
 
       
       
   
55] female laying on Centaurea sp. - Var (France) - 13/05/2012
 
  56] same specimen as 55]
 
 
       
       
   
57] cluster of eggs laid by the female from picture 55]
 
  58] young caterpillars on Centaurea sp. that originated from the eggs from picture 55] - 30/06/2012  
       
       
   
59] caterpillar on Centaurea sp. - Haute Saône (France) - 13/05/2010   60] caterpillar - Haute Saône (France) - 05/07/2009
 
 
       
       
   
61] caterpillar - Haute Saône (France) - 24/04/2010   62] same larva as 61]  
       
       
   
63] caterpillar on Centaurea sp. - Switzerland - 06/06/2010   64] same larva as 63]  
       
       
   
65] caterpillar on Centaurea sp. - Switzerland - 06/06/2010
 
  66] other caterpillar on Centaurea sp. - Switzerland - 06/06/2010  
       
       
 
67] mature caterpillar on Centaurea sp. alt.1630m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 18/07/2020  
       
       
   
68] same larva as 67], close-up of the head   69] chrysalis - Var (France) - 21/05/2013  
       
       
     
70] same chrysalis as 69]      
       
       
       
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