Full scientific name:
Satyrium w-album (Knoch, 1782)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1 brood per year. Overwinters as egg or small caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
Entire territory excluding far south and islands. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
There is a dark tail on the hindwing. The upper side of both wings is brown in color. On the hindwing’s postdiscal zone there is a series of white markings. On the underside of the hindwing, the white markings have the distinctive shape of the letter W. The orange spots on the hindwing’s S1-S4 zones are almost merged. Additionally, there is a small bluish dark spot in the S1 zone.
When not flying it keeps its wings closed. It often feeds on the nectar of shrub flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Bushes at the edges of woodlands. Elevations: 0-1000m