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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Description:

Was surprised to see this Painted Lady in Swaziland... After being there a while, I realized they were quite common in the area. Wingspan: males 40-45 mm females 45-50 mm

Habitat:

Mlawula Forest reserve After the first bridge over the Mlawula River in the Mbaluzi Gorge.

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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 6 years ago

Yes, I also saw that in Wiki, Kate. That surprised me as I don't recall seeing it that often on my travels...

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

One of the most widespread species, apparently:

"V. cardui is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica and South America."

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_car...)

pamsai
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Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 16, 2014
Submitted on Nov 5, 2014

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