58.005 .... B&F 1548
Black-veined White Aporia crataegi (Linnaeus, 1758) 
There is a single historical record claimed from Nottinghamshire. J.W. Carr completely (and quite correctly) disbelieved the record, stating that 'the claim of this beautiful insect to rank as a Notts species, rests solely upon Sterland's statement that a single specimen of the Black-veined White was taken by J. Trueman, but he does not give in his memoranda the precise locality, though I gather it was in Thoresby Park'. Carr goes on to argue his case for doubting the record, stating that 'in view of the southern range of this species, its occurrence in Notts can hardly be accepted and the record is probably due to some misconception'.

The Black-veined White has been extinct in the UK for many years now and may well be reintroduced by the authorities again at some point. It is quite easily available to purchase eggs and larvae from some entomological suppliers, which has allowed the illustration of this butterfly on this website.
Captive reared adult. Photographed May 2023.
Early stages                            
Third-instar larvae on Blackthorn Prunus spinosus prior to overwintering. Photographed September 2022.
Fourth-instar larvae on Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna. Photographed March 2023.
Final-instar larva on Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna. Photographed April 2023.
Pupa. Photographed April 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Black-veined White 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated May 2023

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