Full scientific name:
Coenonympha arcania (Linnaeus, 1761)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Common along the coast. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is in orange color with a broad brown edge. On the underside of the hindwing, a notable white band spreads across zones S1-S6. Additionally, a tiny dark spot can be observed in the apex zone of the forewing.
Often rests in elevated places such as bushes or lower branches of trees. When it lands, it keeps its wings closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grasses, family Poaceae.
Edges of bushes and woodlands. Elevations: 0-1500m.