Vanessa cardui   Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

I see at least one of these butterflies which migrate to the UK from North Africa and the Middle East each year at the same time as the clouds of Red Admirals and Tortoiseshells. They tend to settle well and pose with wings open so it isn't difficult to get a reasonable photo.

Our Garden, 12th September 2002

Added on 6th October 2004, amended on February 5th 200, updated 27th June 2008

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