Eastern Baton Blue
Full scientific name:
Pseudophilotes vicrama (Moore, 1865)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2 broods per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In the margin of the forewing there are prominent fringes. In males, the upper side of both wings is blue. In females, the upper side is darker with a bit bluish basal and discal zones. On the underside of hindwing in submarginal zone, there is a series of orange spots. Orange spots are missing on the forewing.
Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers. It is common on moist soil.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Dry and hot terrains. Edges of scrubland. Elevations: 0-1300m.