Great Pur­ple Em­peror

China Scenic - - CONTENTS - By Cheng Bin

The great pur­ple em­peror is a species of Nym­phal­i­dae but­ter­fly. In a re­mote town, Nan­zamu, in North­east China, thou­sands of such but­ter­flies come to­gether, cloak­ing the trees and hills. Once known only to nat­u­ral­ists and lo­cal but­ter­fly catch­ers, the but­ter­fly’s fate is now qui­etly chang­ing.

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