Full scientific name:
Cacyreus marshalli (Butler, 1898)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
More broods per year.
Distribution in Croatia
The coast including islands. Check the included map. The butterfly was introduced in Europe from South Africa in late 20th century.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of both wings is brown. On the hindwing, there is a thin tail and a black spot next to it. Moreover, on the underside of the wings there is a brown pattern unique for this species.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers and often flies near the host plant.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Geranium family (Geraniaceae) and the most important is genus Pelargonium.
Warm gardens with flowers and geraniums. Elevations: 0-300m.