Purple Emperor

Apatura iris

family - Nymphalidae

My personal observations of Purple Emperor: none

Reference Section

Size: 75-84mm (larger than the Large White - see list of butterflies by size)

First Generation flight period: July-August

Habitat: Oak woods
Larval Food Plants: Broad-leaved Sallow (Salix caprea)

Family Group: Nymphalidae - see list of butterflies by family

This page last updated: 18 April, 2004