Full scientific name:
Nymphalis polychloros (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as imago.
Distribution in Croatia
There are some old observations only. Check the included map and literature ref below.
External Morphology Characteristics
The underside of the wings is a deep brown color, featuring a striking bright band located in the postdiscal zone. The upper side of both wings is reddish-orange with dark spots. On the forewing’s upper side, there is a dark band that runs along the entire edge of the wing in the marginal zone. Near the apex and costa there are small white spots. On the upper side of the hindwing, in S5-S7 zones, there is a dark spot.
It often feeds on juices on the ground and rarely on the nectar of flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Woodland and woodland clearances. Elevations: 0-1000m.
Lorković Z.: The Rhopalocera Fauna of Croatia with Special Respect to the Fauna of Plitvice Lakes, Entomol. Croat., (2009)