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Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)

A regular migrant in Belgium, which can probably not survive the winter there.

The larva lives on Cirsium, Carduus, Echium and Malva.

The adults have been observed almost all year round.

Belgium, Antwerpen, Antwerpen, 14 June 2004.
(Photo © Toon Verbruggen)
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