Great Banded Grayling
Full scientific name:
Brintesia circe (Fabricius, 1775)
Bijeli šumski vratar
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common along the coast. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings are predominantly grayish-brown in color. White band on the hindwing is distinctive. Additionally, on the upper side of the forewing towards the apex, there is a black spot.
It often stays on the ground. When it lands, it keeps its wings closed. It rarely feeds on nectar.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Warm and dry meadows with bushes. Elevations: 0-1600m.