Lesser Spotted Fritillary
Full scientific name:
Melitaea trivia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common along the coast. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of the wings is orange-red. In the postdiscal zone of the underside of the hindwing there is a series of orange spots in the form of an orange stripe. Similar to Melitaea didyma. The comparison of the underside of hindwing is here.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Nutrient-poor grasslands. Elevations: 0-1500m.