Full scientific name:
Polyommatus escheri (Hübner, 1823)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The upper side of wings is blue in males and brown in females. The cell spot is missing on the underside of the forewing. In females, the series of dark and orange spots are more prominent on both wings. The butterfly is similar to Polyommatus icarus form icarinus and Polyommatus thersites. The comparison is here.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Family legume (Fabaceae).
Flower meadows along the edges of the woodland and bushes. Elevations: 0-800m.