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

Vanessa cardui

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Records: 8889
First Record: 1980
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 59
Pre-1992 hectads: 44
Total hectads: 59

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