De Prunner’s Ringlet
Full scientific name:
Erebia triarius (de Prunner, 1789)
Trotočkasti planinski okaš
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Dinara mountain. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is brown with dark spots surrounded by orange color. At the top there is a dark spot containing three white dots located approximately on the same line. This is a distinctive characteristic. In males, both sides of wings are more dark than in females.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grassland on the slopes and rocky terrains. Elevations: >1400m.
Tvrtković, N., Šašić, M., Mihoci, I., Vuković, M. & Bjelić, M.: Review of the butterfly fauna
(Hesperioidea & Papilionoidea) of the Dinara mountain range. Nat. Croat., Vol. 21, No. 2,
471–481, 2012, Zagreb.