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|Apatura iris (Purple Eperor, Großer Schillerfalter, Le Grand Mars)|
Apatura iris, also called Purple Emperor or Großer Schillerfalter is a butterfly from Palaearctic ecozone (Europe). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 6 – 8 cm. The Purple Emperor is a member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The basic colour of this butterfly is black with white spots and bands. Furthermore the male has a blue structure-colour.
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Hello John-Really beautiful coloured Butterfly.Even in such harsh sunlight you captured it well.Nice sharpness and POV.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar
Ciao John, great macro of fantastic butterfly, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio