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58.005 [B&F: 1548] Black-veined White (Aporia crataegi) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common in woodland, hedgerows, orchards and gardens; 500-2000 m throughout much of mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Generally considered to be extinct in the British Isles. Occasional individuals are encountered, including one at Stockbridge Down in Hampshire in 2007, but these are most likely to be the result of deliberate attempts to reintroduce the species. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1922. Wingspan 56-68 mm. Larva feeds on Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Rowan, Peach, Plum, Apple and Pear, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Ryde (SZ59)1800-UnknownAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)1900-UnknownAdult
Sandown (SZ58)17/06/1922oneSt JohnAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Havant (SU70)1800-Richards, AJAdult
New Forest (SU30)26/06/1857-Harvey, R&ASAdult
New Forest (SU30)27/06/1857-Harvey, R&ASAdult
Warsash (SU40)23/06/1858twoSwinton, AHAdult
Butts Lawn (SU20)1866-UnknownAdult
Holmsley Inclosure, New Forest (SU20)1866-UnknownAdult
Warwick Slade (SU20)1866-UnknownAdult
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)1866-UnknownAdult
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)1866-UnknownAdult
Bolderwood, NF (SU20)1866-UnknownAdult
Rhinefield, NF (SU20)1866-UnknownAdult
Southsea (SZ69)1870-Pearce, WTAdult
Otterbourne (SU42)07/1872-UnknownAdult
Knightwood (SU20)05/07/1879oneWickham, APAdult
New Forest (SU20)18/07/1879twoWickham, APAdult
Bolderwood, NF (SU20)23/07/1879oneWickham, APAdult
Vinney Ridge (SU20)1883-Jenner Weir, JAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)30-Jul-2007oneHotten, TAdult
Fareham (SU50)16-Jul-2008oneCollins, AAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Stockbridge Down (SU33)24-Jul-2007oneDuffy, Mike Adult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)24-Jul-2007oneMiller, L&BAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)27-Jul-2007oneBudd, PAAdult
Stockbridge Down (SU33)27-Jul-2007oneBudd, Philip -
Stockbridge Down (SU33)28-Jul-2007oneGibbons, MAdult

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