Indian Purple Emperor


  • Common Name : Indian Purple Emperor
  • Scientific Name : Apatura ambica (Kollar)
  • Family : NYMPHALIDAE
  • Wingspan : 65-90mm
  • Colour : UP dark brown with a single, broad white discal band across both wings.
  • Habit : Seen from lower to maderate elevations. Fast flier. Flies near streams and often settles on damp rocks and sand with open wings.Fond of carrion, dung and droppings etc.
  • Larval Host Plants : Ulmus wallichianus
  • Location : Himalayan West Bengal