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paint′ed la′dy(n.)

  1. a butterfly, Vanessa cardui, having brownish black and orange wings and hind wings each with four eyespots.

    Category: Entomology

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  1. painted lady(Noun)

    A cryptic patterned butterfly, Vanessa cardui, of the family Nymphalidae.


  1. Painted Lady

    The Cynthia group of colourful butterflies, commonly called painted ladies, comprises a subgenus of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae. They are well known throughout most of the world. The group includes: ⁕The Painted Lady, which is almost global in its distribution ⁕Australian Painted Lady ⁕American Lady ⁕West Coast Lady.


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