Rhône list

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Black-veined White

(Aporia crataegi)

 

07/05/03 Rhône (69)

16/05/09 Rhône (69)

15/05/07 Rhône (69)

03/07/04 Rhône (69)

Chrysalis 04/06/06 Jura (39)

 

02/06/04 Rhône (69)

07/05/07 Rhône (69)

21/05/07 Rhône (69)

30/05/08 Rhône (69)

11/05/11 Rhône (69)

18/05/12 Rhône (69)

 

My first encounter with this butterfly in May 2003 was when it landed unexpectedly on my arm!!! I was able to photograph it afterwards in this blackthorn bush (first photo above). The butterfly is noticeably large and there are little glides in the flight that one wouldn't associate with Pieris species. I find it a thoroughly magnificent butterfly as it bounds over the meadows in late spring. I've generally found it very locally in small numbers but at peak emergence groups of adults can be found swarming over flower heads (see group photo above.)

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