Lesser purple emperor - Apatura ilia

 

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: May-July

Size: mm

Altitude: 300-1300m

Like the Purple emperor, the upperside has orange ringed spots on forewing and hindwing. Photographed in Hungary 2006 by Mark Ogden.

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Populus and Salix

Woodland clearings.

Lesser purple emperor distribution

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
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