Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Every year a Painted Lady visits our garden. In most cases however we see only one species at a time. It's definitely not as common as the Admiral even though, just like the Admiral, it is a migrating butterfly. It usually lives in Northern Africa and from there it conquers the rest of Europe every summer. Occasionally the Painted Lady reaches as far as Iceland. The species is to be found all over the world, except for South-America.
More detailed information about this species in the near future.