Full scientific name:
Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as pupae.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory including islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The underside of both wings is green in color with a narrow brown margin. This is distinctive. The upper side of both wings is brown.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. It often rests on the green branches of bushes and keeps the wings always closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Family legume (Fabaceae), genus Cytisus and family roses (Rosaceae), genus Cistaceae.
Low vegetation overgrown with bushes. Elevations: 0-1500m.