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Apatura iris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Purple Emperor
Grand Mars changeant

Genus: Apatura Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Adult:
A. iris (© David Demerges)
Adult (male), Ganac, Ariège, France, 2004
(Photo by David Demerges, Société d'histoire naturelle Alcide-d'Orbigny)
A. iris (© David Demerges)
Adult, Ganac, Ariège, France, 2004
(Photo by David Demerges, Société d'histoire naturelle Alcide-d'Orbigny)
A. iris (© Jean Delacre)
Adult (male), Doische, Parc naturel Viroin - Hermeton, Wallonie, Belgium, June 30, 2002
(Photo by Jean Delacre, Le 'Bestiaire' de Jean Delacre)
A. iris (© Jaroslav Smrz)
Adult (male), Southern Czech Republic, June 2003
(Photo by Jaroslav Smrz)
A. iris (© Knud Erik Henningsen)
Adult (male), Ølene, Bornholm, Denmark
(Photo by Knud Erik Henningsen)
A. iris (© Paul De Bie)
Adult, Val de Bagnes, Switzerland, July 2003
(Photo by Paul De Bie, Speleoclub Avalon)
A. iris (© Karel Vermeulen)
Adult, Oravská Polhora, Slovakia, July 11, 2003
(Photo by Karel Vermeulen)
A. iris (© Steven Nash)
Adult (female)
(Photo by Steven Nash, Immigration of Lepidoptera into the United Kingdom)
A. iris (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult (male), Denmark
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
A. iris (© Cor Zonneveld)
Adult (male), Vosges, France, August 1994
(Photo by Cor Zonneveld, Natural History Photographs)
A. iris (© Fabio Cavallini)
Adult, Rabbi (Trento), Italy, August 1986
(Photo by Fabio Cavallini)

Larva:
A. iris (© Georges Verhulst)
Larva, Bois de Merle, May 19, 2006
(Photo by Georges Verhulst)
A. iris (© Knud Erik Henningsen)
Larva, Ølene, Bornholm, Denmark
(Photo by Knud Erik Henningsen)
A. iris (© Zlatko Liber)
Larva (second instar, after overwintering)
(Photo by Zlatko Liber, Schmetterlinge aus Mitteleuropa - www.lepidoptera.ch)
A. iris (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Larva (second instar, after overwintering), Naro-Fominsk, Moscow region, Russia, August 10, 2005
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)
A. iris (© Dmitry Gavryushin)
Larva (third instar), Naro-Fominsk, Moscow region, Russia, September 1, 2005
(Photo by Dmitry Gavryushin)

Pupa:
A. iris (© Knud Erik Henningsen)
Pupa, Ølene, Bornholm, Denmark
(Photo by Knud Erik Henningsen)

Foodplants:
Salix caprea, Salix cinerea, Salix alba

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