Name: Painted Lady

Scientific name: Vanessa [=Cynthia] cardui

Type: Moths and Butterflies

Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Brush-footed butterflies or Four-footed butterflies

Color: Black,Orange

Habitat: Farms,Fields

Nature Reserves: Irkaya

Size: 40-50 mm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Insect follows Nymphalidae family, and Lepidoptera order. Half wing is velvet black from the base, and the upper part is black with white spots on the wing. Wing is 40-50 mm long. Larvas attack big number of plant families, reaches about 300 plants.