Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady, Distelfalter, La Belle Dame)
Vanessa cardui, also called Painted Lady or Distelfalter is a common . The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 5.0– 6.5 cm the Painted Lady is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown and has black and white spots. The Painted Lady is a migrant butterfly with a nearly worldwide distribution.