Species: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Originator: Frode Falkenberg

Norwegian name: Tistelsommerfugl

Host plants: Arctium, Carduus, Cirsium, Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Echium, Malva, Onopordum, Tussilago

Systematics :

KingdomAnimals (Animalia)
Phylum Articulate animals (Arthropoda)
Class  Insects (Insecta)
Order   Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera)
Group    Butterflies (Rhopalocera)
Family     Brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Subfamily      Nymphalinae
Genus       Vanessa
Species        Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)