What is this?

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by pbenedic, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Some kind of fritillary, I think...
     
  2. That's a Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui).

    Nice pics.

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    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    It's a Painted Lady (and very pretty she is too!)
     
  4. pbenedic

    pbenedic

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    Mar 9, 2005
    Thanks..

    for the replies. I was wondering whether it was a butterfly or some sort of moth. Butterfly Bushes really do work!!
     

  5. That's what I call synchronized - look at our posting time :smile:

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    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Ah, but you got there half a second quicker because you knew what it was instantly, I only thought I knew so had to check first :biggrin:
     

  7. I had to check as well, because I forgot the English common name :wink:

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  8. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Very nice. We call it the Thistle Butterfly which is closer to the latin name I believe.
     
  9. Same her in German language.

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    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Thistles, Ladies - same thing in my experience :biggrin:
     
  11. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Of course you mean the pretty flowers. :wink:
     
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    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    But of course! The thorns to the heart are just part of the package!