Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady - One of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on almost every continent. It migrates from North Africa and the Mediterranean to Britain in May and June. I have come across this beautiful butterfly in quite a few places. These photographs are from Allestree in Derby, Praia de Rocha, Vilamoura, and Quinta do Lago all in Portugal.

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John Foss Nature Photography Birds Wild Flowers Wildlife Butterflies Moths Greaghnafarna Ballinaglera Ireland Leitrim Derby England UK Algarve Portugal