Apatura ilia (Denis & Schiffermüller 1775) (Family Nymphalidae)


Female

Forewing Length: 31-38mm; Wingspan: 55-60mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(6-7 Days) July - May ? June - July
(Earliest: 13.7)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Spruce Forest
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Salicaceae

Alnus glutinosa
Food:
(Adult)

Liquid Dung
Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Apatura ilia
UK Butterflies Lesser Purple Emperor
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Apatura ilia
Lepiforum: Apatura ilia


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