Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

1591 (ABH59.024) Painted Lady Vanessa cardui, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07245

Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.

Wingspan: M: 58-70mm, F: 62-74mm
Foodplant(s): thistles (Carduus spp.), mallows (Malva spp.), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late March-late October
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 219 (81.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 12 March to 16 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 June to 19 July



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
Black, yellow, red, white