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Purple Emperor

Observed: 5th July 2009 By: Jeff BlincowJeff Blincow’s reputation in InvertebratesJeff Blincow’s reputation in InvertebratesJeff Blincow’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Purple Emperor (Apatura iris) interacts


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Great photo Jeff, and of course a stunning buttefly. Did you spend many hours staking out likely spots, or were you lucky to just find this one?

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Photo opportunity

This was photographed in an area where several Purple Emperors had been seen on the ground during the previous week.

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Purple Emperor

Absolutely fantastic. Have never seen one...


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Fabulous photo,have never seen one either



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Purple Emperors at Fermyn Woods

Fermyn woods Country Park managed by Northamptonshire County Council is excellent for butterflies, including the rarer ones such as black hairstreak, purple emperor, white admiral and white letter hairstreak

Thursday 15th April 7:30pm Butterfly Evening A presentation on the butterflies of Fermyn Woods by County butterfly recorder Doug Goddard.
Sunday 16th May 10:30am to 3:30pm Butterfly Day Join some of our local experts from Northamptonshire Butterfly Conservation Group on a guided tour of Fermyn Woods to learn about butterflies such as the Grizzled Skipper and Dingy Skipper. Guided walks commence at 10:30am to 2:00pm