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Apatura metis (Freyer, 1829)

Самка  (Apatura metis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Apaturinae tribe Apaturini genus Apatura → species Apatura metis

Species name(s)

Apatura metis (Freyer, 1829) = Apatura iris abramovi Kurentzov, 1970 = Apatura ilia krylovi Kurentzov, 1937.

Freyer's Purple Emperor


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black, White, Irisated.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Самец  (Apatura metis)

Detailed information with references


  • Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part of Turkey - European part of Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, the Lower Amur, Lower Volga, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Volzhsky, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Greece (mainland), Macedonia, Russia, Romania, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: Sredneobskaya. [147]. Fedor Ovechkin.

Larva food plants

  • Salix alba. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Apatura metis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Alexandr Zhakov, Vladimir Mescheryakov.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Fedor Ovechkin.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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