Description
The painted lady is a pale pinky-brown with black spots. On the forewings it has white spots on black sections to the tip. The underside is marbled pale and mid-brown with a row of blue eye-like spots on the hindwings. Both the male and the female look the alike.

 

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)

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Where to sight species

Usually seen in parks and gardens in summer. It migrates from Africa every year.

 

Brook, Ventnor, Nettlecombe, Limerstone.

 

© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times
Summer.

 

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