Black-veined white

Aporia crataegi augustior

A larger of the white butterflies with a wingspan of 51-70 mm and characteristic “glassy” semitransparent white wings lined by distinct black veins. The black-veined lives in many different types of habitats, along tracksides, in farmland, roadsides, hedges, dry places, scrub, grassland, woodland, meadows, and on stony mountainsides. Host plants are represented by numerous species, mainly from the rose family such as cotoneasters (Cotoneaster spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus pp.), almonds and cherries (Prunus spp.), apples (Malus spp.), pears (Pyrus spp.), rose (Rosa spp.), as well as walnut (Juglans regia), oaks (Quercus spp.), and willows (Salix spp.). It flies April through July, and is migratory.

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