Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Vanessa
Family: Nymphalidae (Insecta/Lepidoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
cardui
NOTES

A common butterfly the larvae of which feed on a wide range Asteraceae.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Brightly patterned in orange, black and white
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Painted lady
Habitat
NOTES: Flies in the veld and often alights on flowers
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Papilio cardui
Cynthia cardui



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