Apatura ilia f.clythie (DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER, 1775)

Lesser Purple Emperor, form clythie

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Photo © by Mario Maier. Apatura ilia f. clythie, July 1996, Katzenstein / Bavaria

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pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
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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.

Flight period:
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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