• Painted Ladies

    One year ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Perhaps just once in a decade, the UK experiences an invasion of Painted Ladies , Vanessa cardui. Painted Ladies are part of the Aristocrat group of butterflies. The group contains the largest and most beautifully patterned lepidoptera and their classy appearance is recognised with classy names such as Red Admiral , Purple Emperor and Camberwell Beauty. The Aristocrat group is not a recognised classification group. For that we turn to the Nymphalidae .
    Anyone in North America might know them as Cosmopolitan Butterfly. Any individuals found in Britain are immigrants or progeny of emigrants...
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