Definition of Apatura iris

1. Noun. Large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple.

Exact synonyms: Purple Emperor
Generic synonyms: Emperor, Emperor Butterfly



Apatura Iris Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Apatura Iris Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Apatura Iris

Aostans
Aotearoa
Aotearoa New Zealand
Aotearoan
Aotearoans
Aotus
ApaLI methylase
Apache
Apaches
Apalachicola
Apalachicola River
Apalachicola rosemary
Apalaí
Apatosaurus excelsus
Apatura
Apatura iris
Apeldoorn
Apeliotes
Apelles
Apennine
Apennine Mountains
Apennine Peninsula
Apennines
Apert
Apert's hirsutism
Apert's syndrome
Apert syndrome
Apgar score
Apgar scores
Aphanizomenon flos-aqua

Literary usage of Apatura iris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1906)
"Beyond this we should have nothing worth recording, had it not been for Apatura iris, which in one part of the Forest was almost plentiful. ..."

2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1898)
"apatura iris, L., A. ilia, SV, and var. clytie, SV—Any entomologist desirous of seeing the Apatura reigning supreme must visit the ..."

3. The Larvæ of the British Butterflies and Moths by William Buckler (1886)
"... as far as this locality is concerned, Sibylla (and I may add apatura iris also) was then exterminated. However, through the kindness of Mr. CG Barrett, ..."

4. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"CHANGE OF COLOUR IN PUPA OP apatura iris JUST BEFORE EMERGENCE.—When in the New Forest at the end of May last I became the fortunate possessor of two ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Apatura iris

Search for Apatura iris on Dictionary.com!Search for Apatura iris on Thesaurus.com!Search for Apatura iris on Google!Search for Apatura iris on Wikipedia!

Search