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Painted Lady -Vanessa cardui-Nymphalidae

Bali, Butterflies, vlinders, papillons, Painted Lady , Vanessa cardui, 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
Lavatera arborea Malva sylvestris
 

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