Black-veined White

Aporia crataegi


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Aporia crataegi

Switzerland, July 2014

Aporia crataegi

Switzerland, May 2014

Aporia crataegi

Switzerland, June 2014

Switzerland, July 2005. The insect in the background is also a black-veined white.

Switzerland, July 2005

Switzerland, July 2005

Switzerland, July 2005

Group taking minerals, June 2006, Switzerland (southern small white in foreground)

The black-veined white is common in much of Europe but extinct in Britain. It used to be a pest of orchards in southern England - now many would love to see it flying there again.

In flight, the black-veined white can be mistaken only for the clouded apollo, and it often flies in the same areas. But at rest, its wirey black venation is quite characteristic.

These insects were photographed in the cantons of Vaud and Valais, in Switzerland.