Full scientific name:
Melanargia galathea (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of both wings is gray with white spots. In the marginal zone there are fringes. The basal zone of the underside of the hindwing is covered with white spots. Moreover, in females, the underside of the hindwing is yellowish.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Meadows with flowers. Elevations: 0-1700m.