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Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady ButterflyVanessa cardui

In my garden now! Not a native species but a well travelled migrant to the UK from North Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe during the Summer. Some years it arrives in enormous numbers. A frequent visitor to gardens, it will feed on Buddleia and other flowers. The caterpillars feed on thistles, mallows and Viper’s-bugloss, as well as various cultivated plants.
This species cannot survive our winter in any form.
Fairly large in size this beautiful orange, black and white butterfly is easy to identify

Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly




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