Apatura ilia

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Apatura ilia
Apatura ilia 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Apatura
Species: A. ilia
Binomial name
Apatura ilia
([Denis and Schiffermüller], 1775)

Apatura ilia, the lesser purple emperor, is a species of butterfly native to most of Europe and temperate Asia. It is named for its similarity to the purple emperor butterfly.


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

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