Full scientific name:
Erebia ligea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bjelokrili planinski okaš
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
On mountains only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
There are fringes at the edges of both wings. The upper side of the wings is dark brown with dark spots surrounded with orange color. The underside of the hindwing has white markings. The white markings have a sharp edge towards discal zone and a bit diffused edge towards submarginal zone. In some individuals, the white markings looks like a strip.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Poaceae and Cyperaceae.
Meadows with flowers at the edge of woodland. Elevations: 600-1400m.