Full scientific name:
Lycaena dispar (Haworth, 1802)
Kiseličin vatreni plavac
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory except south and islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of both wings is predominantly orange with a thin and dark border. The dark border is a bit wider in the apex. In females, the upper side of the forewing is orange in color with a brown border. The upper side of the hindwing is brown with orange spots in the marginal zone. The underside of the forewing is orange with a grey border. Furthermore, the underside of the hindwing is grey with merged orange spots in the marginal zone.
Imago feeds with nectar of flowers. Males are more active.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Genus Rumex, like R. crispus, R. obtusifolius, R. sanguineus and R. hydrolapatum.
Anthropogenic wetter meadows. Elevations: 50-600m.