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Painted Lady/ Cosmopolitan Butterfly// Vanesa de los cardos

Vanessa cardui


Vanessa cardui is a well-known colourful butterfly, known as the Painted Lady, or in North America as the Cosmopolitan. This butterfly has a strange pattern of flying in a sort of screw shape. It is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica and South America. Vanessa cardui occurs in any temperate zone, including mountains in the tropics. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.


A garden at El Carmolí, Mar Menor, Cartagena.

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eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Marta, yo la pondría más grande, con lo nítida que está lo puedes hacer :-)

marta vázquez
marta vázquez 8 years ago

Pues nada, Eula, la cambio. A tu gusto. Te la dedico, amiga.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 8 years ago

Me gusta más la segunda, peeeroo, a tu gusto, amiga.

marta vázquez
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marta vázquez

Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

Spotted on Jul 26, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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Verrucaria, verruguera. European Heliotrope Albardín Mosca lonchaea aurea Mariposa Vanesa de los cardos, Painted lady butterfly


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