Vanessa cardui, Painted Lady, Nymphalidae

Written by on May 3, 2012 in Indonesia Butterfly with 0 Comments

Vanessa cardui, Painted Lady, Nymphalidae


Native South East Asia   Wingspan 5-6  cm

They are mottled orange and black, with a small white markings in the black areas, and each hindwing has a blue streak at the tornus.
The undersides are paler but have a similar pattern.
This Caterpillar is black with branched hairs. It is a popular Caterpillar to raise in schools. It has been reported to feed on over 100 plant species,

Caterpillar feed on:

Althaea-rosea Cirsium-vulgare

Althaea rosea Cirsium vulgare

Lavatera-arborea Malva-sylvestris

Lavatera arborea Malva sylvestris


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