Aporia crataegi (NL: Groot geaderd witje / EN: Black-veined White / DE: Baum-Weißling / FR: Gazé, Piéride de l’aubépine) is the only large (size is 56–68 mm.) white butterfly with all the veins lined black and lacks any other marks to be found in Europe. It belongs to the family of Pieridae. It lives in meadows with scrub or cultivated areas with fruit trees. Larvae feed on various fruit tree species (Prunus) and Blackthorn plus Hawthorns (Crataegus) and a few other bushes and can be found from may till july.
Image: Soglio (CH) – 12/07/2012
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