Purple Emperor Apatura iris (Linn.)

 

Widespread but localized in S England and parts of the East Midlands.

Woodland rides and clearings.

Mainly Goat Willow. Occasionally other Salix spp.

Usually late June to mid-August.





2017.07.28 Lincolnshire Chambers Farm Wood 1 Lincs BC
2017.07.23 Oxfordshire School House garden, Over Norton 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.07.21 Sussex Knepp Wildland 2 Sussex BC
2017.07.20 Berkshire Compton garden 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.07.20 Norfolk Sheringham Park (waypoints 15/16) 1male per Brazil, Andy
2017.07.19 Norfolk Sheringham Park (waypoints 15/16) 1 female per Brazil, Andy
2017.07.18 Surrey Broadstreet Common 1Surrey BC 
2017.07.17 Suffolk Theberton Wood 2 Suffolk BC
2017.07.17 Surrey Ashtead Common 1 Surrey BC 
2017.07.16 Sussex Weir Woods 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.16 Hampshire Crab Wood 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.13 Hampshire Havant Thicket 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.13 Sussex Knepp Wildland 26 Sussex BC
2017.07.12 Sussex Knepp Wildland several Sussex BC
2017.07.10 Sussex Knepp Wildland a few Sussex BC
2017.07.10 Wiltshire Savernake Forest 5 Purple Emperor blog 
2017.07.09 Hampshire Havant Thicket 5 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.09 Hampshire Paulsgrove garden 1Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.09 Hampshire Southleigh Forest 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.09 Hertfordshire Tring Park 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.09 Oxfordshire Kiddlington garden 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.07.09 Sussex Eartham Wood 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.09 Sussex Graffham Down 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.09 Sussex Southwater Woods 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.09 Sussex Knepp Wildland 60 Purple Emperor blog 
2017.07.08 Dorset Cranborne Woods 1+ Purple Emperor blog 
2017.07.08 Hampshire Alice Holt, Abbots Wood Inclosure 20+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.07 Essex Martins Grove, St Osyth 1+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.07.07 Hampshire Crab Wood 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.07 Hampshire Southleigh Forest 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.07 Bedfordshire Chicksands Wood 2 per McLennan, Alex
2017.07.07 NorthamptonshireFermyn Wood several Purple Emperor blog 
2017.07.06 Buckinghamshire Finemere Wood 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.07.06 Hampshire Creech Wood 1+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.06 Lincolnshire Bourne Woods1 Lincs BC
2017.07.05 Essex Epping Forest 2Cambs & Essex BC
2017.07.05 Hampshire Crab Wood 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.05 Hampshire Havant Thicket 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.05 Hampshire West Wood a few Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.05 Hertfordshire Bower Heath, Harpenden 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.05 Hertfordshire Horsenden Hill 1+ Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.05 Hertfordshire Plashes Wood 3 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.05 Hertfordshire St Vincent's Wood 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.05 Sussex Knepp Wildland several Sussex BC
2017.07.05 Sussex Warnham NR several Sussex BC
2017.07.05 Wiltshire Black Dog Woods 2 Wilts BC
2017.07.04 Hants/Wilts Bentley Woods 2 Jenkins, Gareth
2017.07.04 Hampshire Alice Holt, Abbots Wood Inclosure 15 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.04 Hertfordshire Bardon Clumps 1+ Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.04 Sussex Botany Bay 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.04 Sussex Knepp Wildland many Sussex BC
2017.07.04 Hants/Wilts Bentley Woods 2 Jenkins, Gareth 
2017.07.03 Nottinghamshire Cotgrave Woods 1 f. lugenda East Midlands BC
2017.07.03 Lincolnshire Chambers Farm Wood 2 Lincs BC
2017.07.03 Sussex Southwater Woods 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.03 Sussex Madgeland Wood 1 Sussex BC
2017.07.02 Hertfordshire Bricket Wood Common 1+ Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.07.02 Norfolk Norwich 1 Brazil, Andy
2017.07.02 Warwickshire Oversley Woods 1 UK Butterflies
2017.07.02 Hampshire Havant Thicket 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.07.02 Sussex Marlpost Wood 2 Sussex BC
2017.07.02 Sussex Ditchling Down 1+ Sussex BC
2017.07.02 Wiltshire Savernake Forest 4 Wilts BC
2017.07.01 Bucks/Oxon Bernwood Forest 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.07.01 Lincolnshire Chambers Farm Wood 1 Lincs BC
2017.07.01 Oxfordshire Waterperry Wood 4 Upper Thames BC
2017.07.01 Suffolk Bonny Wood 1 Suffolk BC
2017.07.01 Suffolk Bonny Wood 1 Suffolk BC
2017.06.30 Hampshire Blackbush Hanger, Southleigh Forest 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.30 Hampshire Havant Thicket 2+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.30 Hertfordshire Bennington garden 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.30 Lincolnshire Chambers Farm Wood 4 Lincs BC
2017.06.30 NorthamptonshireFermyn Wood a few UK Butterflies
2017.06.28 Sussex Ditchling Down 1+ Sussex BC
2017.06.27 Hampshire West Wood 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.27 Norfolk Bressington Steam Museum 1 Brazil, Andy
2017.06.27 NorthamptonshireFermyn Wood several Sussex BC
2017.06.27 Suffolk Theberton Woods 2 Suffolk BC
2017.06.27 Sussex Knepp Wildland 100+ Sussex BC
2017.06.26 Cambridgeshire Ditton Park Wood 3+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.26 Essex Dagnam Park 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.26 Essex Hainault Forest 1+Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.26 Essex Rowney Wood 4 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.26 Hampshire Blackbush Hanger, Southleigh Forest 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.26 Hampshire Bells Copse/Havant Thicket 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.26 Hampshire Alice Holt, Abbots Wood Inclosure 17 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.26 Hampshire Micheldever Woods 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.26 Lincolnshire Bourne Woods1 Lincs BC
2017.06.26 Lincolnshire Chambers Farm Wood 1 Lincs BC
2017.06.25 Cambridgeshire Brampton Wood 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.25 Cambridgeshire Castor Hanglands 6+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.25 Hampshire Whitley Pastures/Botley Wood 4 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.25 Oxfordshire Waterperry Wood 6 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.24 NorthamptonshireFermyn Wood 2 McLennan, Alex
2017.06.24 Cambridgeshire Balham Wood 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.24 Essex Hatfield Forest 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.24 Bedfordshire Chicksands Wood 2 Beds & Northants BC
2017.06.24 Bedfordshire Maulden Wood 1 Beds & Northants BC
2017.06.24 Surrey Knepp Wildland many Purple Emperor blog 
2017.06.24 Sussex Botany Bay 2 Sussex BC
2017.06.24 Sussex Hargate Forest 3 Sussex BC
2017.06.24 Sussex Knepp Wildland 12+ Sussex BC
2017.06.23 Essex Hatfield Forest 1 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.23 Essex Havering Country Park 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.23 Essex Ditton Park Wood 8 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.23 Essex Hampstead Heath 2+ Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.23 Surrey Knepp Wildland many Purple Emperor blog 
2017.06.22 Essex Havering Country Park 4 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.22 Sussex Westup Wood, Ansty 1 Sussex BC
2017.06.22 Sussex Knepp Wildland 148 Sussex BC
2017.06.22 Sussex Southwater Woods 2 Sussex BC
2017.06.21 Buckinghamshire Finemere Wood 1 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.21 Bucks/Oxon Bernwood Forest 2 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.21 Cambridgeshire Hatfield Forest 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.21 Essex Ditton Park Wood 6 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.21 Hampshire Havant Thicket 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.21 Hampshire Farley Mount 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.21 Hampshire Whiley Pastures 2 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.21 Hampshire Botley Wood 3 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.21 Hampshire Alice Holt 9 UK Butterflies
2017.06.21 Hertfordshire Hatfield Forest 1+ UK Butterflies
2017.06.21 Kent Dene Park 1 UK Butterflies
2017.06.21 NorthamptonshireFermyn Wood 17  Beds & Northants BC
2017.06.21 Oxfordshire Little Wood 4 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.21 Oxfordshire Piddlington Wood 2 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.21 Surrey Bookham Common 4+ UK Butterflies
2017.06.21 Hertfordshire Bricket Wood Common 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.20 Bedfordshire Chicksands Wood 3 Beds & Northants BC
2017.06.20 Sussex Knepp Wildland 6+ Sussex BC
2017.06.20 Cambridgeshire Woodwalton Fen 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.20 Hertfordshire Balls Wood 1 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.19 Essex Havering Country Park 3+ Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.19 Hampshire Abbots Wood Inclosure, Alice Holt 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.19 Hampshire Southleigh Forest 2+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.19 Hertfordshire Ruislip Woods 2 Herts & Middlesex BC
2017.06.18 Bucks/Oxon Bernwood Forest 1 UK Butterflies
2017.06.17 Sussex Knepp Wildland 25 Sussex BC
2017.06.17 Sussex Southwater Woods 1 Sussex BC
2017.06.17 Hampshire Abbot's Wood 5+ Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.17 Hampshire Alice Holt 1 Hants & IOW BC
2017.06.17 Essex Epping Forest, assembly point 2 Cambs & Essex BC
2017.06.17 Oxfordshire Little Wood 4 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.17 Oxfordshire Waterperry Wood 2 Upper Thames BC
2017.06.16 Sussex Knepp Wildland 5 Sussex BC
2017.06.15 Sussex Knepp Wildland 3 Sussex BC
2017.06.13 Surrey Bookham Common 1 Purple Emperor blog 
2017.06.11 Surrey Bookham Common 1 Surrey BC