Southern White Admiral
Full scientific name:
Limenitis reducta (Staudinger, 1901)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common along the coast and on the islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of both wings is bluish, depending on the lighting angle gives a stronger or weaker blue reflection. In the marginal zone there is a series of black dots that stretch along the edge of both wings. At the basal zone, the underside of the hindwing is white. Moreover, in the submarginal and marginal zone there is a series of reddish-brown markings containing a series of black dots.
Imago feeds with nectar of the various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Woodland clearances and meadows with bushes. Elevations: 0-1500m.