Full scientific name:
Coenonympha oedippus (Fabricius, 1787)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
In Istria only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings has a brown color, while the underside of both wings has a golden-brown color. The hindwing spots are mostly large, except for the one in zone S5 which is small. Additionally, a silver line can be seen in the marginal zone.
It often rests on blades of grass or leaves of low vegetation. When it lands, it keeps its wings closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Wet meadows with bushes along rivers and streams. Elevations: 0-400m.