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Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui).

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This species originates in North Africa and migrates to Britain between April and June. The biggest migration of this butterfly was recorded in 2009. A newly emerged adult has orange, black and white-spotted wings, but with time passing the beautiful colours fade quickly, also they may be missing parts of their wings due to nectaring on plants such as Bramble or Thistle.

Between April and September

Muirshiel, Locherwood, Greenock Cut


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