Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)

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Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)

Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)
Originator: Frode Falkenberg

Systematics :

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Articulate animals)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Moths and butterflies)
Group: Rhopalocera (Butterflies)
Family: Nymphalidae (Brush-footed butterflies)
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Genus: Vanessa
Species: Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)

Norwegian name: Tistelsommerfugl

Host plants: Arctium, Carduus, Cirsium, Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Echium, Malva, Onopordum, Tussilago