Dusky Meadow Brown
Full scientific name:
Hyponephele lycaon (Kühn, 1774)
Zagasito volovsko oko
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Along the coast only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is brown. There are dark spots in the apex and S2 zone of the forewing. Both spots are smaller in males. Compared to the similar species Hyponephele lupina, a slightly brighter band is noticeable in the postdiscal zone of the underside of the hindwing.
When lands, it keeps wings closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Warm and dry grassland on the slopes and rocky terrains. Elevations: 0-1600m.