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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui


The Painted Lady has a pointed forewing which bears a distinct white bar. The hindwing has a submarginal row of 5 tiny black dots. The upperside of the freshly emerged butterfly is orange with rose-like overtones. The underside is a mottled gray, brown, and black.


Found everywhere in the world except South America, the Arctic, and Australia. These were found in Oud Heverlee, Belgium.

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Oud-Heverlee, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

Spotted on Jul 27, 2013
Submitted on Aug 16, 2013

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