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Butterflies of temperate Asia
Great Blackvein
Aporia agathon  GRAY, 1831
Family - PIERIDAE
subfamily - PIERINAE
Tribe - PIERINI
Aporia agathon phryxe, Sichuan, China   Tony Hoare
Introduction
There are 30 species of Aporia, most of which are restricted in distribution to Tibet, Mongolia and China. Aporia crataegi is by far the commonest and most widespread member of the genus, being found from Spain and North Africa, across Europe and temperate Asia to Kamchatka and Japan.
Aporia agathon is found in north India, Nepal, Burma, Thailand, China, Tibet and Taiwan.
Habitats
To be completed.
Lifecycle

The larval foodplant is Berberis ( Berberidaceae ).

Adult behaviour

Males often aggregate with other Aporia species to imbibe mineralised moisture from the ground. Both sexes nectar at the flowers of various bushes, shrubs and trees.

Aporia agathon phryxe, Sichuan, China   Andrew Neild

 

 

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