Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Apatura ilia

Apatura ilia (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

lesser purple emperor

on Populus (Salix)

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

Salicaceae, oligophagous

Populus alba, nigra, tremula, trichocarpa.

Rarely Salix x fragilis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

references

Aistleitner & Aistleitner (1996a), Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Fiumi & Campri (2020a), Lepiforum (2021).

Last modified 4.viii.2023