Bois Jarzeau’s Little Emperors and Admirals

At the end of May, Freyer’s purple emperor (Apatura metis) or FPE was abundant around Lake Skadar in Montenegro as described here and then here. Close to the slow winding rivers and streams of the southern Charente, the lesser purple emperor (Apatura ilia) or LPE is king. These are the subspecies A. i. clytie, which is aContinue reading “Bois Jarzeau’s Little Emperors and Admirals”