Full scientific name:
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Flight Period and Life Cycle
1-2 broods per year. Overwinters as imago or caterpillar.
Distribution in Croatia
The entire territory. Check the included map.
External Morphology Characteristics
On the upper side of the wings there is a red stripe that stretches from the discal zone of the forewing to the margin of the hindwing. Additionally, there are white spots at the forewing’s apex. The underside of the hindwing is dark with several distinct patterns.
It has strong migratory abilities. Imago feeds with nectar of various flowers.
Caterpillar Host Plants
It is adapted to various habitats. Elevations: 0-1700m.