Ottoman Brassy Ringlet
Full scientific name:
Erebia ottomana (Herrich-Schäffer, 1847)
Balkanski 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 of the wings is brown with velvety greenish tint. The dark spots are surrounded with orange color. The underside of the hindwing is greyish-brown. A darker shade is visible at the edge of the discal zone. Some individuals have small spots in the postdiscal zone. Females are a bit brighter.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grassland on the slopes and rocky terrains. Elevations: >1200m.