Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Nymphalidae   Checklist Number: 59.024

Vanessa cardui  Linnaeus, 1758

Painted Lady

A frequent and common migrant species which is found from April to October. The numbers vary from year to year. A wide range of foodplants may be used, with thistles (Cirsium ) and (Carduus )species being preferred

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