Freyer's purple emperor - Apatura metis

 

Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: May/June, July/August

Size: 50-63mm

Altitude: 0-650m

   
Associated with river systems. This one was pictured in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.

The small black spot on the forewing helps identification.

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Willow

Various

Freyer's purple emperor distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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