Apatura ilia f. Clytie
The male of the Lesser Purple Emperor has the distinction of having a blue iridescence that appears by exposure to light.
The clytie form for this species has orange stripes on top of its wings while they are white in specimens of Ilia form.
Created: June 10, 2017
Photo size: 16.0 Mpixels (45.8 MB uncompressed) - 4000x4000 pixels (13.3x13.3 in / 33.9x33.9 cm at 300 ppi)
Photo keywords: Animal, Apatura, Apatura ilia, Apaturinae, Butterfly, Clytie, Corrèze, France, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Lesser Purple Emperor, Limousin, Macro, Male, Nature, Nymphalidae
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