Full scientific name:
Euphydryas aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Entire territory excluding islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The color intensity of both wings is variable. The basal zone of the upper side of the wings is dark brown. The margin zone of the upper side of the hindwing is dark and more wide than on forewing. On the hindwing in the submarginal zone there is a series of orange markings each with black spot in the middle. The margin of the hindwing’s underside is white.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Caprifoliaceae, Gentianaceae or Asteraceae.
From wet to dry meadows with flowers. Elevations: 0-1300m.