Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Vanessa cardui

Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)

painted lady

on thistles etc.

parasite

Larvae freely on the leaves.

host plants

polyphagous

Achillea millefolium; Arctium minus; Artemisia campestris, vulgaris; Berardia lanuginosa; Boehmeria nivea; Brassica napus; Carduus; Carlina acanthifolia, acaulis; Centaurea; Cichorium intybus; Cirsium arvense, palustre, vulgare; Cynara cardunculus, scolymus; Daucus carota; Echium gaditanum, vulgare; Galactites tomentosus; Glycine max; Gossypium; Helianthus annuus; Helichrysum arenarium; Laphangium luteoalbum; Lupinus; Malva multiflora, parviflora, sylvestris; Medicago sativa; Nicotiana rustica, tabacum; Onopordum; Phaseolus vulgaris; Plantago coronopus; Pulicaria dysenterica; Ricinus; Salix caprea; Trifolium; Urtica; Verbascum; Xanthium spinosum.

On Brassicaceae or Fabaceae only when food is scarce (Vieira).

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

ei, larva, pupa

see Lepiforum.

synonyms

Cynthia cardui.

references

Parietaria diffusa, Dupont, Luquet, Demerges & Drouet (2013a), Huertas Dionisio (2007a), Lepiforum (2021), Marabuto (2018a), Vieira (2008a), Wirooks & Theissen (1999a), Žikić, Ritt, Colacci, ao (2019a).

Last modified 22.vii.2021