Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia 5 larvae

Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia 5 larvae
Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia 5 larvae Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia 5 larvae
Availability: Sept/October
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Description

Small Purple Emperor Apatura ilia
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 hibernate.  Sleeving is the recommended rearing method. They need little other attention other than ensuring they have sufficient fresh foodplant.

In spring the larvae grow and the pupae will be formed in the sleeve, dramatically camouflaged amongst the foliage.