Full scientific name:
Muschampia lavatherae (Esper, 1783)
Carcharodus lavatherae (Esper, 1783)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common on the hills and mountains of the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In S2 zone of the forewings’ upper side there is a wide grey mark. On the upper side of the hindwing there are two series of white markings.
Fast flighting. Imago feeds with the nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
The mints, family Lamiaceae.
It prefers rocky terrains with flowers and bushes. Elevations: 200-1600m.