Atlas - Purple Emperor

Apatura iris

Purple Emperor with wings onpen on dried leaves

Photo: Nick Butt

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Ecological group

  • Wider countryside species  ?

Conservation priority

  • Medium in SW & High in UK  ?

Distribution trends

Long term 15-year distribution trends
1970-1984 2000-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 7 10 +43%
Rank order  ? 46/47 45/47 Up 1 place
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 1 9 +800%
Rank order  ? 47/47 42/47 Up 5 places

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