Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia clytie 5 larvae

Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia clytie 5 larvae
Availability: Late summer
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Description

Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia clytie
 

 

Rather similar to Apatura iris,  but a little smaller.  The form clytie has a delightful orange flush to a greater or lesser degree, on most specimens.

These larvae, which feed on Poplars and Aspen, will produce butterflies this year.  Sleeving is a good rearing method. They need little other attention other than ensuring they have sufficient fresh foodplant. The pupae will be formed in the sleeve, dramatically camouflaged amongst the foliage.