Full scientific name:
Neptis sappho (Pallas, 1771)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Missing along the coast. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The underside of the wings is reddish-brown and upper side is dark-brown. There are 3 series of white spots. The series of white spots in the middle of the underside of the hindwing appears as a white band because the veins are also white, creating a continuous white appearance.
It often rests in elevated places like bushes.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Edges of wet woodlands and bushes. Elevations: 0-800m.