Full scientific name:
Satyrium acaciae (Fabricius, 1787)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as small caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In postdiscal zone there is a series of white markings. In Satyrium acaciae, the series looks more like a straight line. The series looks very uneven in Satyrium ilicis. The bluish spot in the S1 zone is the largest in Satyrium spini and it is not surrounded by orange. The blue spot is very small or missing in Satyrium ilicis. The series of orange spots is longer on Satyrium ilicis. In Satyrium acaciae the orange spots are merged in zones S1-S3. The bluish dark spot is surrounded by orange color.
When not flying it keeps its wings closed. Imago feeds with various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Rocky grasslands with bushes. Elevations: 0-1400m.