Painted Lady Butterfly

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The Painted Lady is a long distance migrant which caused the most spectacular butterfly migrations observed in Britain and Ireland.
each year it spreads northwest from the desert fringes of north africa, the Middle east and Central asia, recolonizing mainland Europe and reaching Britain and Ireland.
Colouring; Orange-brown wings with black and white spots on forewings, underside mottled brown spots.
Feeds; On Thistles, Mallows, Comman Nettles and a wide range of foodplants.


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chriss35 - Aug 14, 2009 03:17 AM EDT
Jas, Many thanks for your nice comments on this image, I was pleased to have gotton so much detail.
Jas - Aug 05, 2009 03:40 AM EDT
Wonderful macro shot Chriss! You've captured great detail in the butterfly, especially the head and body parts.

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