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Cosmopolitan Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

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Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui Vanessa cardui


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DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Hi Brendan! I think you're more likely to have to cosmopolitan painted lady, V. cardui. In the Australian Painted Lady (V. kershawi) 3 of the ocelli on the hindwings have prominent blue centres, and here they seem white to me. The hindwings also have a blackish apex that in confluent with the 4th ( upper ) ocellus, but this feature can't really be checked on your pics as the wings are slightly closed. Se what you think! I might be safer to leave it at the genus.
http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Aus...

BrendanNicholls
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BrendanNicholls

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 30, 2013
Submitted on Nov 30, 2013

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