Full scientific name:
Scolitantides orion (Pallas, 1771)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
2-3 broods per year.
Distribution in Croatia
More common in the coastal area. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
In males, the upper side of both wings is blue. In females, it’s dark and a bit bluish in the basal zone. On the underside of the hindwing, in submarginal zone, there is a series of merged orange spots. The postdiscal series of dark spots are placed very close to the orange spots. Orange spots are missing on the forewing. Additionally, there are dark fringes more prominent at the margin of the forewing.
It often rests on plant stems.
Caterpillar Host Plants
Dry and rocky terrains with bushes. Elevations: 0-1500m.