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Apatura ilia1.jpg
Lesser purple emperor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Apaturinae
Genus: Apatura
Fabricius, 1807

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  • Aeola Billberg, 1820
  • Apaturia Sodoffsky, 1837
  • Athymodes Moore, 1896
  • Bremeria Moore, 1896
  • Chitoria Moore, 1896
  • Dravira Moore, 1896
  • Limina Moore, 1896
  • Mars Girard, 1866
  • Mimathyma Moore, 1896
  • Narsenga Moore, 1896
  • Potamis Hübner, [1806]
  • Rohana Moore, 1880
  • Sincana Moore, 1896

Apatura is a genus of butterflies commonly known as the emperors.

Purple emperors (Apatura iris) and lesser purple emperors (Apatura ilia) eat moisture on the body of a dead common frog (Rana temporaria), Ukraine


Listed alphabetically:[2]

Moved to genus Chitoria:

Moved to genus Mimathyma:

Further reading[edit]

  • 1950. Le Moult (E.), Révision de la classification des Apaturinae de l'Ancien Monde, supplement to Miscellanea Entomologica.
  • 1971. Rigout (J.), Une ponte d'Apatura en captivité, Alexanor.
  • 1976. Nguyen (T. H.), Les Apatura. Polymorphisme et spéciation (Nymphalidae). Sciences Nat.


  1. ^ Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Apatura". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 31 July 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Savela, Markku. "Apatura". Lepidoptera and some other life forms. Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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