Apatura ilia (DENIS & SCHIFFERMÜLLER, 1775)

Lesser Purple Emperor

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Photo © by Norbert Ulmann. Apatura ilia


pointer.gif (1285 Byte) Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
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The male of Apatura ilia is, like the male of the Purple Emperor, marked by his texture colour. (For closer information see there.) A different form of Apatura ilia is Apatura ilia f. clytie. This variety has reddish spots and bands instead of white.

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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