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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1591
Agassiz No.: 59.024

The Painted Lady is a long-distance migrant, which causes the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland. Each year, it spreads northwards from the desert fringes of North Africa, the Middle East, and central Asia, recolonizing mainland Europe and reaching Britain and Ireland. In some years it is an abundant butterfly, frequenting gardens and other flowery places in late summer.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the UK Butterflies website.


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