Full scientific name:
Euphydryas maturna (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mala svibanjska riđa
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in lowlands of continental Croatia. 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. On the upper side of both wings, in the submarginal zone, there is a series of orange markings. The edge of both wings is dark. The margin of the hindwing’s underside is orange.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Fraxinus excelsior, F. angustifolia, Plantago sp., Lonicera sp. and Veronica sp.
Wet woodlands and edges of woodlands. Elevations: 0-1000m.