Full scientific name:
Eumedonia eumedon (Esper, 1780)
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
(1) Pale orange spots are visible on the upper side of the hindwing in females only. Orange spots are missing in males.
(2) The white streak along v5 vein of the hindwing underside is distinctive. In rare cases some individuals lack the white streak.
(3) On the underside of wings, in submarginal zone, in females, there are orange spots. In males, the orange spots are paler and there are fewer of them.
Imago exclusively feeds with nectar of Geranium flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Rocky meadows and slopes with host plant. Elevations: 700-1600m.