Eastern Short-tailed Blue
Full scientific name:
Cupido decolorata (Staudinger, 1886)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year.
Distribution in Croatia
Northern territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of the wings are bluish with a wide dark border. In females, the upper side of the wings is brown in color. On the underside of both wings there is a series of dark spots. Orange spots are missing in both sexes. On the hindwing there is a short tail.
It often rests on the leaves of bushes.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Family legume (Fabaceae).
Edges of forests with grass and flowers. Elevations: 0-600m.