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Black-veined white

Aporia crataegi


Spotted in a prealpine swamp area. Distinctive: it is the only large white butterfly with all the veins lined black and lacks any other marks. Flower on the second shot is Myosotis scorpioides.


Orchards and bushes throughout most of Europe except Northern Europe, North Africa, temperate Asia, Korea and Japan.


Is apparently now extinct in the UK

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ceherzog 9 years ago

I agree simple beauty. Very cool that you found it. Maybe effort should be made to plant the larval host plants.

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you ceherzog! I find this butterfly wonderful in its simple design. Now: apparently this butterfly has become extinct in the UK but there have been occasional sightings that may signal its return. Anybody in the southern part of the UK, have you seen this butterfly?

ceherzog 9 years ago

wow! Wonderful shots!

Spotted by

Blonay, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Jun 14, 2011

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