Painted Lady - Macro

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

conservation status Least Concern

It is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica. Occurs in any temperate zone, including mountains in the tropics. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn. For example, it migrates from North Africa and the Mediterranean to in May and June, but offspring produced there die in the Autumn.
The egg takes 3 to 5 days to hatch. The caterpillar takes 7–11 days to turn into a chrysalis. It takes 7–11 days for the chrysalis to turn into a butterfly.

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) -
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) -
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camera:NIKON D300
lens:Sigma 70-200 mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM
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focal length:200 mm
exposure time:1/200 s
aperture:9
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