Vanessa cardui: Painted lady butterfly

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Vanessa cardui is a well-known colourful butterfly, known as the painted lady, or in North America as the cosmopolitan. This butterfly has a strange pattern of flying in a sort of screw shape.

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Vanessa cardui is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica and South America.

Photos: Brevard, NC, USA [20151009]

Source: Wikipedia

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