Two Tailed Pasha
Full scientific name:
Charaxes jasius (Linnaeus, 1767)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Common along the coast and on the islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
Charaxes jasius is one of the biggest butterflies in Croatia. The upper side of the forewing is brown in color with an orange band in submarginal and marginal zones. There are series of blue spots in postdiscal zone with 2 tails on the each hindwing. On the underside, the white band, reddish-brown pattern and orange margin are distinctive.
It feeds on juices on moist ground, rotten fruit or excrement. When it lands, it keeps its wings closed. It flies very fast.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Family Arbutus unedo.
Warm and dry areas with bushes along the coast. Elevations: 0-600m.