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The Italian Marbled White is a satyrine butterfly endemic to central and southern Italy including Sicily (Nardelli & Benedetto 1994). It occurs in dry grasslands with scattered shrubs and trees. The caterpillars feed on grasses (Jutzeler 1993, Russo 1991, van Swaay et al. 2012). Melanargia arge was one of 26 butterflies listed in Appendix II of the Bern Convention (Council of Europe 1979).