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Species Account for Vanessa cardui

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Vanessa cardui  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Painted Lady
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Nymphalidae

Painted Lady Copyright: Robert Smith

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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - County data

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Records: 7487
First Record: 1980
Latest Record: 2021

1992-on hectads: 58
Pre-1992 hectads: 44
Total hectads: 58
Additional Phenology Data


Painted Lady (underside)
Painted Lady (underside)
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Vanessa cardui

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 104 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 2 records with subhabitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 7487 records with habitat detail and method information)

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