Full scientific name:
Satyrium spini (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as egg or small caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
There is a tail on the hindwing. The upper side of both wings is brown in color. On the underside of the hindwing there is a large bluish spot in S1 zone. The distinctive characteristics of lateral view with closed wings of Satyrium spini, Satyrium acaciae and Satyrium ilicis are here.
When not flying it keeps its wings closed. Imago feeds with various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Dry and warm grassland with bushes at the edges of woodlands. Elevations: 0-1500m.