Definition of Apatura iris
1. Noun. Large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple.
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Literary usage of Apatura iris
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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 ..."