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''Apatura ilia'', the lesser purple emperor, is a species of butterfly native to most of Europe and temperate Asia. It is named for its similarity to the purple emperor butterfly.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jun 17, 2022. Captured Jun 15, 2022 10:57 in PFH6+7W Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • OM-1
  • f/6.3
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm