Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Lepidoptera > Family: Nymphalidae > Genus: Melanargia > Species: Melanargia arge

Italian Marbled White - Melanargia arge Sulzer, 1776

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Good
Continental - Unknown
Mediterranean - Good
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 121 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 1062


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
IT5190011 Italy Crete dell'Orcia e del Formone Map
IT51A0016 Italy Monti dell'Uccellina Map
IT51A0018 Italy Monte Labbro e alta valle dell'Albegna Map
IT51A0019 Italy Alto corso del Fiume Fiora Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210015 Italy Valle del Torrente Nese - Monti Acuto - Corona Map
IT5210075 Italy Boschi e pascoli di Fratticiola Selvatica (Valfabbrica) Map
IT6010002 Italy Bosco del Sasseto Map
IT6010003 Italy Monte Rufeno Map
IT6010009 Italy Calanchi di Civita di Bagnoregio Map
IT6020017 Italy Monte Tancia e Monte Pizzuto Map
IT6040022 Italy Costa rocciosa tra Sperlonga e Gaeta Map
IT6040043 Italy Monti Ausoni e Aurunci Map
IT6050008 Italy Monti Simbruini ed Ernici Map
IT6050028 Italy Massiccio del Monte Cairo (aree sommitali) Map
IT7110202 Italy Gran Sasso Map
IT7140043 Italy Monti Pizi - Monte Secine Map
IT7140203 Italy Maiella Map
IT8010026 Italy Matese Map
IT8030024 Italy Punta Campanella Map
IT8040007 Italy Lago di Conza della Campania Map
IT8040021 Italy Picentini Map
IT8050008 Italy Capo Palinuro Map
IT8050009 Italy Costiera amalfitana tra Maiori e il Torrente Bonea Map
IT8050021 Italy Medio corso del Fiume Sele - Persano Map
IT8050045 Italy Sorgenti del Vallone delle Ferriere di Amalfi Map
IT8050046 Italy Monte Cervati e dintorni Map
IT8050047 Italy Costa tra Marina di Camerota e Policastro Bussentino Map
IT8050048 Italy Costa tra Punta Tresino e le Ripe Rosse Map
IT8050055 Italy Alburni Map
IT9110008 Italy Valloni e Steppe Pedegarganiche Map
IT9120007 Italy Murgia Alta Map
IT9210142 Italy Lago Pantano di Pignola Map
IT9210220 Italy Murge di S. Oronzio Map
IT9220135 Italy Gravine di Matera Map
IT8050010 Italy Fasce litoranee a destra e a sinistra del Fiume Sele Map
IT8050027 Italy Monte Mai e Monte Monna Map
IT7222257 Italy Monte Peloso Map
IT5210017 Italy Boschi di Pischiello - Torre Civitella Map
IT9150031 Italy Masseria Zanzara Map
IT6010037 Italy Il "Quarto" di Barbarano Romano Map
IT7222263 Italy Colle Crocella Map
IT8040011 Italy Monte Terminio Map
IT9110039 Italy Promontorio del Gargano Map
IT8040017 Italy Pietra Maula (Taurano, Visciano) Map
IT8050024 Italy Monte Cervati, Centaurino e Montagne di Laurino Map
IT8040010 Italy Monte Cervialto e Montagnone di Nusco Map
IT5220008 Italy Monti Amerini Map
IT8040009 Italy Monte Accelica Map
IT9130005 Italy Murgia di Sud - Est Map
IT8040018 Italy Querceta dell'Incoronata (Nusco) Map
IT9310014 Italy Fagosa-Timpa dell'Orso Map
IT9150016 Italy Bosco di Otranto Map
IT7222242 Italy Morgia di Pietracupa - Morgia di Pietravalle Map
IT8050052 Italy Monti di Eboli, Monte Polveracchio, Monte Boschetiello e Vallone della Caccia di Senerchia Map
IT9310012 Italy Timpa di S.Lorenzo Map
IT8050030 Italy Monte Sacro e dintorni Map
IT7222217 Italy Foce Saccione - Bonifica Ramitelli Map
IT7222256 Italy Calanchi di Civitacampomarano Map
IT8050023 Italy Monte Bulgheria Map
IT8010028 Italy Foce Volturno - Variconi Map
IT8030006 Italy Costiera amalfitana tra Nerano e Positano Map
IT8040008 Italy Lago di S. Pietro - Aquilaverde Map
IT8040006 Italy Dorsale dei Monti del Partenio Map
IT9310007 Italy Valle Piana-Valle Cupa Map
IT9310047 Italy Fiumara Trionto Map
IT8030008 Italy Dorsale dei Monti Lattari Map
IT8050025 Italy Monte della Stella Map
IT9310017 Italy Gole del Raganello Map
IT6050001 Italy Versante meridionale del Monte Scalambra Map
IT9110025 Italy Manacore del Gargano Map
IT8040020 Italy Bosco di Montefusco Irpino Map
IT8020009 Italy Pendici meridionali del Monte Mutria Map
IT8020007 Italy Camposauro Map
IT9310009 Italy Timpone di Porace Map
IT5190012 Italy Monte Cetona Map
IT8050049 Italy Fiumi Tanagro e Sele Map
IT8030026 Italy Rupi costiere dell'Isola di Ischia Map
IT8010013 Italy Matese Casertano Map
IT6030014 Italy Monte Soratte Map
IT9110012 Italy Testa del Gargano Map
IT6050026 Italy Parete del Monte Fammera Map
IT8050033 Italy Monti Alburni Map
IT9310303 Italy Pollino e Orsomarso Map
IT8020008 Italy Massiccio del Taburno Map
IT7212171 Italy Monte Corno - Monte Sammucro Map
IT7228226 Italy Macchia Nera - Colle Serracina Map
IT8050028 Italy Monte Motola Map
IT8040014 Italy Piana del Dragone Map
IT8040005 Italy Bosco di Zampaglione (Calitri) Map
IT6010004 Italy Monte Rufeno Map
IT8050026 Italy Monte Licosa e dintorni Map
IT8050034 Italy Monti della Maddalena Map
IT8030005 Italy Corpo centrale dell'Isola di Ischia Map
IT9110016 Italy Pineta Marzini Map
IT6030037 Italy Monti Ruffi (versante sud ovest) Map
IT8050032 Italy Monte Tresino e dintorni Map
IT6040028 Italy Forcelle di Campello e di Fraile Map
IT8010027 Italy Fiumi Volturno e Calore Beneventano Map
IT9120002 Italy Murgia dei Trulli Map
IT5220003 Italy Bosco dell'Elmo (Monte Peglia) Map
IT5210026 Italy Monti Marzolana - Montali Map
IT9140001 Italy Bosco Tramazzone Map
IT9310008 Italy La Petrosa Map
IT8050006 Italy Balze di Teggiano Map
IT6040027 Italy Monte Redentore (versante sud) Map
IT6040016 Italy Promontorio del Circeo (Quarto Caldo) Map
IT9110004 Italy Foresta Umbra Map
IT6030011 Italy Valle del Cremera - Zona del Sorbo Map
IT6030035 Italy Monte Guadagnolo Map
IT6050024 Italy Monte Calvo e Monte Calvilli Map
IT8040012 Italy Monte Tuoro Map
IT8050022 Italy Montagne di Casalbuono Map
IT8040013 Italy Monti di Lauro Map
IT8050054 Italy Costiera Amalfitana tra Maiori e il Torrente Bonea Map
IT8050011 Italy Fascia interna di Costa degli Infreschi e della Masseta Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT8050051 Italy Valloni della Costiera Amalfitana Map
IT51A0008 Italy Monte d'Alma Map
IT7222216 Italy Foce Biferno - Litorale di Campomarino Map
IT9150041 Italy Valloni di Spinazzola Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Arge Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Échiquier d'Italie French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Italiaans dambordje Dutch Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Italian Marbled White English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Italienischer Schachbrettfalter German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Italiensk randøje Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Medioluto italiana Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Melanergia amphitrite Hübner, 1800
Melanergia sicilae Esper, 1781
Melanergia sicula Borkhausen, 1788

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2013-12-04 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-05 Italy Italy Melanargia arge
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