Queen of Spain Fritillary
Full scientific name:
Issoria lathonia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
Several broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is orange with dark spots. The forewing is slightly concave in the marginal zone. On the underside of the wings there are white spots. The pattern of white spots is distinctive.
Caterpillar Host Plants
More common on dry and open terrains. Elevations: 0-1900m.