Full scientific name:
Lycaena tityrus (Poda, 1761)
Točkasti vatreni plavac
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1-2 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory excluding islands. More common in the mainland. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of the wings is dark with black dots. In the marginal zone, there are orange spots. In females, the upper side of the wings is brown and orange. The postdiscal zone of the hindwing is dark with small black dots. In the submarginal zones of the wings’ underside, there are two series of black spots. Between them there are orange spots.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. Males are more active.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Genus Rumex and family Fabaceae.
Flowering grassland vegetation. More common in wetter meadows. Elevations: 0-1200m.