Nymphalidae Nymphalinae Nymphalini Vanessa atalanta Vanessa virginiensis
Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)
Painted Lady
Belle-Dame

Genus: Vanessa Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Cynthia Fabricius, 1807
   Pyrameis Hübner, 1819

Adult:
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Livadi, Serifos, Greece, May 22, 2015
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult (female), Livadi, Serifos, Greece, May 22, 2015
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, August 12, 2002
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
V. cardui (© Jens Christian Schou)
Adult, Hobro, Denmark, August 12, 2002
(Photo by Jens Christian Schou, BioPix)
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Roma, Italy, July 1990
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Peter Groenendijk)
Adult, Ermelosche heide, Netherlands, August 2002
(Photo by Peter Groenendijk, Anything but common)
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
Adult, Almaceda, Castelo Branco, Portugal, June 14, 2003
(Photo by Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
V. cardui (© Bernard Fransen)
Adult, San Sebastian, Gomera, Canary Islands, February 4, 2004
(Photo by Bernard Fransen, Photography of European Butterflies and Moths)

Larva:
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Monte Terminillo (Rieti), Italy, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Manziana (Roma), Italy, June 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Anna Rita Maotini)
Larva, Campodimele, Monti Aurunci (Latina), Italy, September 21, 2003
(Photo by Anna Rita Maotini)

Pupa:
V. cardui (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Manziana (Roma), Italy, July 1989
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. cardui (© Eduardo Marabuto)
Pupa, Beja, Alentejo, Portugal, November 2001
(Photo by Eduardo Marabuto)

Egg:
V. cardui (© Diego Reggianti)
Egg, Roma, Italy, October 2002
(Photo by Diego Reggianti)

Foodplants:
Cirsium, Carduus, Echium, Malva

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