Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Vanessa cardui Linnaeus, 1758
Painted Lady

Family: Nymphalidae
Checklist Number: 59.024

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

Vanessa cardui
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