Aporia crataegi (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Pieridae)


Male

Female

Couple

Larva

Couple Mating with Second Male Attacking

Waiting Out the Storm

Forewing Length: 28-35mm, Wingspan: 50-70mm; Proboscis Length: 17mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
June - July
(2 - 3 Weeks)
August - June
(Earliest: 24.4)
May - July May - July
(Earliest: 25.5)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Wet Meadows
Food:
(Larva)
(Oligiphagous)

Many Rosaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Trifolium repens Nectar

Polygonum bistorta Nectar

Rubus fruticosus Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Geranium robertianum Nectar

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Phryxe nemea Larva

Phryxe vulgaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae
Predators: Misumena vatia

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Aporia crataegi
UK Butterflies Black-veined White
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Aporia crataegi
Lepiforum: Aporia crataegi


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 J.K. Lindsey

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