Apatura ilia

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Apatura ilia
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Lesser Purple Emperor, Red variant (A. ilia f. clytie)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Division: Rhopalocera
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Apatura
Species: A. ilia
Binomial name
Apatura ilia
([Denis and Schiffermüller], 1775)

The Lesser Purple Emperor (Apatura ilia) is a species of butterfly native to most of Europe and temperate Asia. It is named for its similarity to the Purple Emperor butterfly.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 55–60 mm. The insect flies from June to July depending on the location.

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