Butterfly - Painted Lady
Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 12th August 2020 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Painted Lady Butterfly

Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 30th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File


Taken near Kilspindie Golf Club near Aberlady on 2nd September 2018 using Nikon D200 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File


Taken at Barns Ness on 26th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File


Caterpillar
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 15th August 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Butterfly - Painted Lady.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Vanessa cardui.
Lepidoptera.
Nymphalidae.
Laval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:


Feature:
Thistles,Common Nettle, Mallows and Viper's-bugloss.
Thistles, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Bugle,Hawkweeds, Heather,Ivy, Knapweeds
Male:     58 - 70 mm.  Female: 62 - 74 mm.
Anywhere Thistles grow.
Arrive here late March thro' to June. They breed and create the next generation here. They don't surrvive our winter and some attempt a return
migration in the Autumn.
In some years, the migration can be spectacular. The most-recent spectacle, in 2009, is considered to be one of the greatest migrations ever, with
sightings from all over the British Isles.  This butterfly is the only butterfly species ever to have been recorded in Iceland. They sometimes look the worse for wear with parts of the wing missing due to feeding on Thistles and
Brambles.