Limenitis reducta

English name:
Southern White Admiral
Full scientific name:
Limenitis reducta (Staudinger, 1901)
Croatian name:
Plavi admiral

Red Book Category in EU: LC

Red Book Category in Croatia: NE

Wings span: 40-50mm

Limenitis reducta, Brač, 0820N5117
Limenitis reducta, Brač, 0820N5117
Limenitis reducta, Brač, 0820N5117
Limenitis reducta, Brač, 0820N5117

Flight Period and Life Cycle

Flight period of Limenitis reducta in Croatia
Flight period of Limenitis reducta in Croatia

2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.

Distribution in Croatia

Distribution of Limenitis reducta in Croatia
Distribution of Limenitis reducta 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.

Behavior

Imago feeds with nectar of the various flowers.

Caterpillar Host Plants

Family Caprifoliaceae.

Habitat

Woodland clearances and meadows with bushes. Elevations: 0-1500m.

Gallery

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