False Heath Fritillary
Full scientific name:
Melitaea diamina (Lang, 1789)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Missing in the south of Croatia. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the both wings has a dark-brown color with orange spots and there are fringes at the edge of both wings. Additionally, there is a narrow orange stripe along the edge of the underside of both wings.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Valeriana, Plantago and Veronica species.
Nutrient-poor and wet grasslands. Elevations: 0-1300m.