Painted Ladies, the world travellers

I kneeled down and crept closer. The butterfly stood tiptoeing exposing its wings fully to the low afternoon sun, warming up. I was on the coastal path by the low cliff top at Spurn Head, a well known bird migration hotspot. This was my last Painted Lady of that year, 5th October 2014. The butterfly’s faded colour and worn wings suggested that it was old and had been on the wing for a while, migrating. It still had a very long journey ahead.
Cosmopolitan and warmth loving
The Painted Lady is…

Source: BugBlog

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