Nymphalidae: Apaturinae

1585 (ABH59.022) Purple Emperor Apatura iris, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07299

 Photo © Val Perrin
Purple Emperor
 Photo © Val Perrin
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 Photo © Val Perrin


General Information
Wingspan: 70-92mm
Foodplant(s): Goat Willow (Salix caprea), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), Crack-willow (Salix fragilis)
Flying: One generation, late June-mid August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland and dense scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 20 (7.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 June to 24 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 May to 13 May


Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5