Full scientific name:
Proterebia afra (Fabricius, 1787)
Proterebia phegea (Borkhausen, 1788)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
In Dalmatia only. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings have a brown coloration, and the hindwing’s underside has prominent veins. Furthermore, there is a large elliptical dark spot with two white dots located at the apex.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Grassland on the rocky terrains with bushes. Elevations: 0-1200m.
Proterebia afra dalmata (Godart, 1824) is endemic subspecies in Croatia.