Full scientific name:
Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the mountains and continental lowlands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings are white in young individuals and a bit brownish in older ones. There are black spots, in males, on the forewing only. The edge of the forewing is transparent.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Meadows and woodland clearances. Elevations: 0-1600m.