Aporia crataegi - mating

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 September 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

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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dang from Atlanta, United States

Perfect, again.

5 Sep 2012 6:16am

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l'excellence comme sur chaque photo.

5 Sep 2012 7:19am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

1 woord : Schitterend !!!

5 Sep 2012 7:23am

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5 Sep 2012 8:42am

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superbe !

5 Sep 2012 5:28pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

Bijzonder mooi en poëtisch, het lijkt wel een ballet ... ongelooflijk hoe die onderste daar in de lucht hangt!

5 Sep 2012 6:36pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wow!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

5 Sep 2012 8:05pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Delightful image with the two. Very nicely composed.

5 Sep 2012 8:11pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

what a nice shot !!!
i like it
have a nice day :)

5 Sep 2012 8:16pm

Heather J Snider from Ayr ON, Canada

Gorgeous

1 Oct 2012 1:24pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
F/4.0
ISO 200
150 mm

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