Full scientific name:
Erebia melas (Herbst, 1796)
Crni 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
The upper side and underside of the both wings are dark. Males are even a bit darker. In the apex of the forewing there is a black spot with two white dots. On the hindwing in submarginal zone, there is a series of small spots.
Often rests on rocks.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grassland on the slopes and rocky terrains. Elevations: >1500m.