Full scientific name:
Pyronia tithonus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
The wings are orange-brown, and the upper side of the wing has a broad dark border with a dark spot on the tip. In addition, the underside of the hind wing has several small, distinctive white spots. Males have darkening in the discal zone on the upper side of the forewing.
It often rests on the leaves of the branches of bushes.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Families Poaceae and Cyperaceae.
Edges of woodlands and bushes. Elevations: 0-1000m.