Large Chequered Skipper
Full scientific name:
Heteropterus morpheus (Pallas, 1771)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Caterpillar hibernates during winter time.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory of northern Croatia. More common on the mainland. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of wings is brown. On the underside of the hindwing there are yellow spots edged in bold by dark brown border.
Imago feeds with the nectar of meadow flowers. It has a characteristic up-and-down flight.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grasses (family Poaceae).
More common in damp habitats like meadows in valleys near streams. Elevations: 100-900m.
Is capable of migrating.