big butterfly count

Painted Lady

Upperside

  • Salmon-pink/orange wings with pattern of black and white patches

Underside

  • Same as upperside pattern in shades of beige
Size

Large

Distribution

Throughout Britain and Ireland, but numbers vary greatly from year to year

Habitat

This common and widespread migrant likes dry open areas, but can be seen anywhere in a good year

 

Similar Species

Small Tortoiseshell has obvious black and creamy white banding front edge and border of blue markings on upperside


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