Full scientific name:
Pyrgus sidae (Esper, 1783)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Common in the south. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
(1) On the underside of the hindwing, there are two yellowish-orange bands,
(2) Next to the costa line, on the upper side of the forewing there are elongated white markings.
Imago feeds with the nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Rosaceae and Malvaceae.
Edges and slopes of forests and bushes with grasses and lot of flowers. Elevations: 0-1200m.