Full scientific name:
Lycaena virgaureae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Obični vatreni plavac
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as egg.
Distribution in Croatia
Coastal mountains. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of both wings is intensely orange-reddish with a dark border. The dark border is more wide in the apex. In both sexes, there is a series of white spots in the submarginal zone of the hindwing’s underside. In females, the upper side of both wings is orange with brown spots. There are two series of brown spots located in marginal and submarginal zones of both wings.
Males are more active. Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Genus Rumex like R. acetosa, R. scutatus, R. acetosella and R. crispus.
Edges of woodland and bushes with flowering vegetation. Elevations: 500-1700m.