Full scientific name:
Satyrium pruni (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as small caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the north. Check above map.
External Morphology Characteristics
There is a dark tail on the hindwing. The upper side of both wings is brown in color with orange spots on the hindwing. On the hindwing there is a series of white markings in the postdiscal zone. The orange spots on the hindwing are almost merged in the S1-S5 zones, each of which is accompanied by two black spots. The black spot towards the postdiscal part is larger than the other. Additionally, there is a small bluish dark spot in the S1 zone.
When not flying it keeps its wings closed.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Woodlands and edges of woodlands with overgrown meadows. Elevations: 0-400m.