This is a different form of the Lesser Purple Emperor (Apatura ilia), Apatura ilia f. clytie. This variety has reddish spots and bands instead of white. See also Purple Emperor.
One brood from June to July. In southern Europe also a second brood from August to September.
Larval host plants:
Tremble poplars and Black poplars.
Red List Germany: 3
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