Full scientific name:
Erebia aethiops (Esper, 1777)
Obični planinski okaš
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Common on mountains. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is dark brown with spots surrounded by orange color. There are wide bright and dark stripes on the underside of the hindwing. They are more visible in females. In the submarginal zone there is a series of small spots. Each spot has a white dot in the center.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Meadows with flowers at the edges of woodland. Elevations: 400-1400m.