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Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самка  (Vanessa cardui)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Papilionoidea family Nymphalidae subfamily Nymphalinae tribe Nymphalini genus Vanessa → species Vanessa cardui

Species name(s)

Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) = Pyrameis cardui = Papilio cardui Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio belladonna Linnaeus, 1758 = Papilio carduelis Cramer, 1775 = Vanessa elymi Rambur, 1829 = cardui semisuffusa Cockerell, 1889 = Pyrameis cardui japonica Stichel, 1908 = Pyrameis cardui universa Verity, 1919 = cardui littoralis (Souza, 1926) = Cynhia cardui jacksoni Clark, 1927 = Vanessa cardui ushuwaia Bryk, 1944 = Pyrameis cardui litoralis de Souza, 1926 = Pyrameis cardui rogeri Gaede, 1931 = Pyrameis hemielymi = Vanessa (Cynthia) cardui = Vanessa cardui cardui.

Painted Lady


Zoogeographical regions

Palaearctic, Nearctic, Ethiopic, Indo-Malayan, Australian.

Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #5. Nenetsko-Novozemelsky tundrovy; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #18. Nizhneobsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #29. Zapadno-Yakutsky; #30. Vostochno-Yakutsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #33. Severo-Okhotomorsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #35. Sredne-Okhotsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Forewing length

27—30 mm.

Primary colors

Orange, Brown/Gray/Black, White.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Vanessa cardui)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Pyrameis cardui. [85]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, East Yakutia, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, West Yakut, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelia, Kola,Krasnoyarsk, the Nenets-Novaya Zemlya tundra, Nizhne-Amur, Lower Volga, Nizhneobsky, Prealtay, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North-Yenisei, North Okhotsk Sea, the North-Ural, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Average Okhotsk, Average -Uralsky, Sredneobskaya, Tuva,South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Andorra, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Iceland, Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands,Cyprus, Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, North Aegean, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine,Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Cirsium, Carduus, Echium, Malva. [28]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Vanessa cardui


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vladimir Mescheryakov, Irina Nikulina.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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13.05.2015 20:53, Igor Sakhno


12.05.2015 18:50, Peter Khramov

Vitaly Gumenyuk in the sense?

07.05.2015 23:57, Igor Sakhno

I found this picture in my zagashnikah - threw itself as something interesting (where, incidentally, on the upper wings of the sling is not enough). Author - Vitaly. If it is lost from the site, I can send it. How to decide?

07.02.2014 15:43, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Imago.

19.07.2013 13:15, Igor Sakhno

Not, like, she was not. There are more open lower wings.

15.07.2013 10:02, Vasiliy Feoktistov

No, I did not.
But not here this hour:

12.07.2013 1:32, Peter Khramov

Basil, you're not such a case Fautua spread?

11.07.2013 23:58, Igor Sakhno

Oh, and where are missing someone interesting photo where the rear wing is not enough dark sling? This more and no.

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