Poplar admiral - Limenitis populi


Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: May-July

Size: mm

Altitude: 200-1500m

A relation of the Purple emperor and White admiral, this is another strong flying butterfly which spends much of its time high in trees. Like the Purple emperor it is attracted down to feed on excrement and other salt rich areas.

Photographed in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.



Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution


Nettle - Urtica

Woodland clearings.

Poplar admiral distribution.


Early Stages




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