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

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

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