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Painted Lady

Observed: 9th August 2009 By: thistledownthistledown’s reputation in Invertebratesthistledown’s reputation in Invertebratesthistledown’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Note tongue deployment in two of the shots.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) interacts

Comments

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major migrant

There was a major migration of painted lady butterflies last year (2009), mostly during late May and early June. These bred here, and as a result there was a big brood of them that emerged in late July and August, followed by a second brood in October. It will be interesing to see what happens this year.

Topsi