Full scientific name:
Aglais urticae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mala koprivina riđa
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 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 orange in color. In the submarginal zone there are blue lunules more prominent on the hindwing. The basal zone of the upper side of the hindwing is dark. The underside of the forewing is dark with the bright discal and postdiscal zones. Additionally, there is a tip in the marginal zone of each wing.
Imago feeds with the nectar of various flowers. It migrates locally.
Caterpillar Host Plants
It is common at the edges of woodland and meadows all the way to higher mountains. Elevations: 0-1800m.