Atlas - Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady with open wings on a flower

Photo: Brian Dicker

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Ecological group

  • Wider countryside species migrant  ?

Conservation priority

  • Low in SW & UK  ?

Distribution trends

Long term 15-year distribution trends
1970-1984 2000-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 441 1500 +240%
Rank order  ? 21/47 12/47 Up 9 places
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 879 636 -28%
Rank order  ? 12/47 20/47 Down 8 places

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