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(Aporia crataegi)
Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Images contributed by U.K.
photographer Mike Young.
   The Black-veined White was known as Winston Churchill's favorite butterfly.
They are considered extinct in the British Isles and parts of Scandinavia although they have a very extensive home range elswhere.
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Diet: caterpillars feed primarily on Rosaceae such as Prunus, Pyrus and Crataegus. In the Alps and north, the caterpillars live mostly on Sorbus aucuparia. 
Wingspan: 6.9 - 7.6 cm / 2.71 - 3 "
Family: Pieridae
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The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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