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Cynthia cardui

Synonyms: Pryrameis martha-maria; Pyrameis brunnea-albimaculata; Pyrameis carduelina; Pyrameis carduelis; Pyrameis elymnias; Pyrameis flava; Pyrameis johni; Pyrameis minor; Pyrameis pallens; Pyrameis pallida; Pyrameis rogeri; Pyrameis rosacea; Pyrameis rosea; Pyrameis schoenfellneri; Pyrameis subfracta; Pyrameis takesakiana; Pyrameis varini; Vanessa albicans; Vanessa albipuncta; Vanessa inornata; Vanessa nigripuncta; Vanessa wiskotti

Wikipedia Abstract

Vanessa cardui is a well-known colourful butterfly, known as the painted lady, or in North America as the cosmopolitan. This butterfly has a strange pattern of flying in a sort of screw shape.
View Wikipedia Record: Cynthia cardui

Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
S'Albufera de Mallorca 5276 Spain    
Sa Dragonera 3144 Spain    

Prey / Diet

Achillea distans subsp. distans (yarrow)[1]
Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Amsinckia douglasiana (Douglas' fiddleneck)[1]
Anchusa officinalis (Common bugloss)[1]
Arctium lappa (Great Burdock)[2]
Arctium minus (Common Burdock)[2]
Arctium tomentosum (downy burdock)[1]
Arctotis stoechadifolia (silver arctotis)[1]
Argemone mexicana (Mexican pricklypoppy)[1]
Artemisia austriaca[1]
Artemisia ludoviciana (white sagebrush)[1]
Artemisia princeps (Japanese mugwort)[1]
Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort)[1]
Berkheya discolor[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Boehmeria nivea (Chinese grass)[1]
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)[1]
Calendula aurantiaca (Pot Marigold)[1]
Carduus acanthoides (spiny plumeless thistle)[2]
Carduus crispus (curly plumeless thistle)[2]
Carduus macrocephalus[2]
Carduus nutans[1]
Carduus pycnocephalus (Italian Thistle)[2]
Carduus tenuiflorus (winged thistle)[2]
Carlina acaulis subsp. caulescens (Carline Thistle)[2]
Carlina vulgaris (Carline Thistle)[1]
Centaurea benedicta (St. Benedict's thistle)[1]
Centaurea solstitialis (yellow starthistle)[1]
Chenopodium album (lambsquarters goosefoot)[1]
Cirsium altissimum (tall thistle)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[2]
Cirsium ciliatum[1]
Cirsium douglasii (Douglas' thistle)[1]
Cirsium eatonii (Eaton's thistle)[1]
Cirsium esculentum[1]
Cirsium heterophyllum (Melancholy Thistle)[1]
Cirsium hydrophilum (Suisun thistle)[1]
Cirsium japonicum (Japanese thistle)[1]
Cirsium neomexicanum (New Mexico thistle)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[2]
Cirsium remotifolium (fewleaf thistle)[1]
Cirsium texanum (Texas thistle)[1]
Cirsium undulatum (wavyleaf thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[2]
Citrus aurantium (myrtle-leaved orange tree)[1]
Cryptantha angustifolia (Panamint cryptantha)[1]
Cucumis melo (Cantaloupe)[1]
Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle)[1]
Cynoglossum coeruleum[1]
Debregeasia saeneb[1]
Dimorphotheca pluvialis (weather prophet)[1]
Echinops humilis[1]
Echium salmanticum (blueweed)[2]
Echium vulgare (Common viper's bugloss)[1]
Eriodictyon californicum (California yerba santa)[1]
Euchiton collinus (creeping cudweed)[1]
Filago arvensis (field cottonrose)[2]
Filago pyramidata (Broad-leaved cudweed)[1]
Gamochaeta purpurea (American everlasting)[1]
Glycine max (soybean)[1]
Gnaphalium declinatum[1]
Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)[1]
Helianthus argophyllus (silverleaf sunflower)[1]
Helichrysum arenarium (dwarf everlast)[2]
Ipomoea batatas ('uala)[1]
Jacobaea maritima (Dusty miller)[1]
Lablab purpureus (hyacinthbean)[1]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[1]
Lupinus succulentus (bigleaf lupine)[1]
Madia sativa (coast tarweed)[1]
Malva cathayensis (high mallow)[2]
Malva moschata (musk mallow)[1]
Malva nicaeensis (bull mallow)[1]
Malva parviflora (cheeseweed mallow)[1]
Malva pusilla[1]
Malva sylvestris (High mallow)[1]
Malva verticillata (cluster mallow)[1]
Malvella leprosa (alkali mallow)[1]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Mentha spicata (Spearmint)[1]
Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)[1]
Obetia radula[1]
Onopordum acanthium (Cotton Thistle)[2]
Oryza sativa (rice)[1]
Phacelia minor (wild canterbury bells)[1]
Phaseolus coccineus (Scarlet Runner)[2]
Phaseolus vulgaris (Common Bean)[1]
Pisum sativum (Common Pea)[1]
Plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain)[1]
Plantago major (Greater plantain)[1]
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)[1]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[1]
Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle)[1]
Smilax china (China Root)[1]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[1]
Sphaeralcea ambigua (desert globemallow)[1]
Stachys floridana (Florida betony)[1]
Ulmus americana (American elm)[1]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[2]
Urtica massaica (Maasai stinging nettle)[1]
Urtica thunbergiana[1]
Urtica urens (Dwarf nettle)[1]
Xanthium spinosum subsp. catharticum[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)5
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)1
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)2
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)1
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)1
Prunella modularis (Dunnock)1
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)2

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Chaetogaedia monticola[1]
Lespesia aletiae[1]
Lespesia archippivora[1]
Madremyia saundersii[1]
Pollinator of 
Arjona patagonica[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium oleraceum (Cabbage thistle)[1]
Conoclinium coelestinum (blue mistflower)[1]
Galactites tomentosa (Purple Milk Thistle)[1]
Grindelia chiloensis[1]
Junellia toninii[1]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access