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Facts (painted lady)

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  • Their wing span ranges from 5 to 9 cm

  • The are seen from from May to October every year 

  • They live in every continent around the world except Antarctica

  • The Painted Lady butterfly is also referred to and know as the Thistle butterfly

  • Before the butterfly emerges, the chrysalis turns clearer and you can see the wings through the chrysalis

  • The caterpillar eats continuously for up to ten days and can grow to as large as 3 cm

  • ​​Caterpillars will eat thistle, sunflower, okra, and other plants in the Asteraceae family