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An immigrant species to this country from north Africa. In some years we get huge quantities of them and then we can go several years with relatively few.
|Common Name||Painted Lady|
|Scientific Name||Vanessa cardui|
|Species Family||Nymphalid Butterflies (Admirals and Fritillaries)|
|Additional Identification Notes|