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Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) – Painted Lady

Subspecies in India:

No subspecies are listed under this species.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Larval Host Plants:
Anchusa (Robinson et al. 2010), Cynoglossum (Robinson et al. 2010), Echium (Robinson et al. 2010) (Boraginaceae). Arctotis (Robinson et al. 2010), Artemisia (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Artemisia vulgaris (Robinson et al. 2010), Berkheya (Robinson et al. 2010), Blumea (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Laggera alata (Robinson et al. 2010), Carduus (Robinson et al. 2010), Chrysanthemum (Robinson et al. 2010), Cirsium (Robinson et al. 2010), Cirsium arvense (Robinson et al. 2010), Cynara scolymus (Robinson et al. 2010), Filago (Robinson et al. 2010), Gnaphalium (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000), Helichrysum (Robinson et al. 2010), Madia (Robinson et al. 2010), Pentzia (Robinson et al. 2010), Senecio (Robinson et al. 2010), Sonchus (Robinson et al. 2010), Tricholepis (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000) (Compositae). Argyrolobium (Robinson et al. 2010), Dolichos (Robinson et al. 2010), Glycine (Robinson et al. 2010), Lablab purpureus (Robinson et al. 2010), Lupinus (Robinson et al. 2010), Phaseolus (Robinson et al. 2010), Zornia diphylla (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Zornia gibbosa (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) (Fabaceae). Althaea (Robinson et al. 2010), Malva (Robinson et al. 2010) (Malvaceae). Argemone mexicana (Robinson et al. 2010) (Papaveraceae). Boehmeria (Robinson et al. 2010), Debregeasia saeneb (Wynter-Blyth 1957; Kunte 2000; Robinson et al. 2010), Girardinia (Robinson et al. 2010), Girardinia diversifolia (V.C. Balakrishnan pers. obs. 2017) Laportea (Robinson et al. 2010), Urtica (Robinson et al. 2010) (Urticaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

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Lepidoptera > Papilionoidea > Nymphalidae > Nymphalinae > Nymphalini > Vanessa


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhakare, M. & Prashanth S. N.. 2020. Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) – Painted Lady. Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.76. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/sp/714/Vanessa-cardui
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