Full scientific name:
Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The butterfly’s forewings have a light brown color and a black spot near the top of the forewing. The underside of the hindwing varies in appearance. In the postdiscal zones S5-S7, a narrow and dark marking is present, followed by a lighter area. The submarginal zone has small white dots, which may or may not be present, and sometimes appear as larger spots.
It often rests on blades of grass or leaves of low vegetation. When it lands, it keeps its wings closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grassland with bushes. Elevations: 0-1400m.