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Facts (painted lady)

  • 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


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