Full scientific name:
Ochlodes sylvanus (Esper, 1777)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory including some islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings are brown with an orange tone that is prominent on the underside of the wing. Compared to Hesperia comma, the males have faintly visible lighter markings on the underside of the wings. In females, the markings are more prominent, but still significantly weaker than in Hesperia comma species.
Imago feeds with the nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grasses family (Poaceae) and rush family (Juncaceae).
Diverse. From edges of forests to open land meadows and gardens. Elevations: 0-1600m.