Full scientific name:
Brenthis daphne (Bergsträsser, 1780)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
It is rare in the south of Croatia. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of wings is orange in color with dark spots. The butterfly looks similar to Brenthis hecate and Brenthis ino species. The identification can be made by examining the underside of the hindwings. Check below.
(1) Two parallel series of dark spots in Brenthis hecate only,
(2) The marking in S4 zone is brownish or partly brownish in Brenthis daphne and yellow in Brenthis ino and Brenthis hecate.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Meadows with flowers and bushes at the edges of woodlands. Elevations: 0-1500m.