Apatura iris (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)


Male

Female

Forewing Length: 31-40mm; Wingspan: 60-74mm; Proboscis Length: 17mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
July - August
(10 Days)
August - June June - July June - August
(Earliest: 26.6)

Biotopes:
Beech Forest

Spruce Forest

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligophagous)

Most Salicaceae

Alnus glutinosa
Food:
(Adult)

Liquid Dung

Angelica sylvestris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Ichneumon vorax Larva

Trogus lapidator Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

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


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