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Vanessa cardui (Painted lady)   

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Panorpida > Amphiesmenoptera > Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) > Glossata > Coelolepida > Myoglossata > Neolepidoptera > Heteroneura > Ditrysia > Apoditrysia > Obtectomera > Macrolepidoptera > Rhopalocera (butterflies) > Superfamily: Papilionoidea > Family: Nymphalidae > Subfamily : Nymphalinae > Genus: Vanessa

Vanessa cardui (Painted lady) Vanessa cardui (Painted lady)
Vanessa cardui (Painted lady)

Vanessa cardui (Painted lady) female, Makaranga. [photo Steve Woodhall ]

Top right: Vanessa cardui (Painted lady) male, Great Saltpan. [photo Steve Woodhall ]

Bottom right: Vanessa cardui (Painted lady) egg stack. [photo Steve Woodhall ]