Taxon profile


Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Nymphalidae - brushfoots »  genus Vanessa - Red admirals »  species group cardui

Scientific synonyms

Cynthia cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papilio cardui Linnaeus, 1758

Type taxon of:Cynthia Fabricius, 1807 (Papilio cardui Linnaeus, 1758), Neopyrameis Scudder, 1889 (Papilio cardui Linnaeus, 1758)





Taxon in country check-lists*

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Intertaxon relationships

food: Carduus acanthoides L. - Spiny Plumeless Thistle, Carduus crispus L. - Welted Thistle, Cirsium arvense (L.) Scop. - Creeping Thistle, Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten. - Spear Thistle

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Australian Faunal Directory [853e465a-d9fd-4e39-b6b4-88705a5636a9]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 20 February 2014
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441686]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN SR Djurić M.: Butterflies of Serbia [] [as Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Jakšić P., Nahirnić A., Petrović S. (2013): Compendium of Serbian Butterflies with Vernacular Names, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, 6: 75-88 [as Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 18 January 2014

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