Vanessa cardui

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PAINTED LADY Vanessa cardui

A migrant, which potentially can be seen almost anywhere, though much less regular than V. atalanta. The widely reported wave of immigration in 2009 did not seem to me to be anywhere near as impressive as that in1996, and was certainly not followed by a Britsh-bred summer generation comparable to the one that year. 

THE THREE PERIODS COMPARED

PERIOD 1 (1940-1994) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

PERIOD 2 (1995-2000) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

PERIOD 3 (2001-2007) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER 

 

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