Full scientific name:
Aglais io (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1-2 broods per year. Overwinters as imago.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is red in color with distinctive rounded spots in which there is a bluish color. The underside of the wings is dark. Additionally, there is a tip in the marginal zone of each wing.
It often rests on the ground. Sometimes it migrates locally.
Caterpillar Host Plants
It is common in urban parks, flower gardens, edges of woodland, meadows all the way to higher mountains. Elevations: 0-1500m.