Full scientific name:
Minois dryas (Scopoli, 1763)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Missing in the south. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
There are two dark spots on the forewing with a bluish bright spot in the middle of each. The underside of wings are brown and noticeably brighter in females. The hindwing is jagged in the marginal zone.
It often rests in elevated places like bushes and trees. When lands, it keeps wings closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Overgrown meadows, woodland edges and bushes. Elevations: 0-1000m.