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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui


Medium-sized species (wingspan: 42 to 66 mm) has pointed wings and is salmon-pink in colour, with complicated dark markings on the upper surface. The hindwing spots near the margins of the upper hindwings are black with no blue centres. The complex underwing pattern has a row of five eyespots on the outer margin of the hindwing.


Flowers in an open field next to a large lake.


Prince Edward Point National Wildlife Area, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 11, 2019
Submitted on Oct 12, 2019

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