Full scientific name:
Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Obični smeđi plavac
Flight Period and Life Cycle
More broods per year. Caterpillar hibernates during winter time.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory including the islands. More common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
(1) The position of black spots in S6 and S7 zones is common for genus Aricia.
(2) On the underside on both wings there are orange spots. The distance between them are almost invisible on the forewing.
(3) In most individuals, on the upper side of both wings in S1-S6 zones, there is series of orange spots. Sometimes the number of orange spots is smaller. The orange spots are always visible at least in S1- S4 zones.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. It flies low and stays on lower vegetation or the ground.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Geranium family (Geraniaceae).
Warm meadows with flowering vegetation along the edges of bushes and woodland. Elevations: 0-1300m.