Full scientific name:
Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year.
Distribution in Croatia
Far south only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wing is golden with a dark edge. The dark edge is wider at the apex of the forewing. There are white spots in the apex of the forewing. The underside of the hindwing is orange with fringes at the edge. Moreover, the male has a dark spot in the S1 zone.
It is a migratory butterfly. Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Shorelines and shores near the host plant. Elevations: 0-300m.