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.
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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