Balkan Marbled White
Full scientific name:
Melanargia larissa (Geyer, 1828)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
On the south only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
Unlike Melanargia galathea, the basal zone of both sides of the wings is gray in Melanargia larissa species. On the underside of the wings, the basal zone is light gray.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Warm and dry grasslands on the slopes and rocky terrains. Elevations: 0-1500m.