Small Mountain Ringlet
Full scientific name:
Erebia epiphron (Knoch, 1783)
Mali planinski okaš
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
On the mountains only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The butterfly is the smallest butterfly of the genus Erebia in Croatia. The underside of the hindwing is distinctive. It is uniformly brown and most individuals have 1-4 small dark dots in the submarginal zone.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Meadows on the slopes and at the edges of rocky terrains. Elevations: >1400m.