Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady

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Vanessa-cardui-painted-lady- | PTKbutterflies

A remarkable traveller, the Painted Lady butterfly breeds itself Northwards each year from North Africa, and even seems to migrate South in late season. 

I have witnessed them in some years passing purposefully and arrow like Northwards, through the garden in numbers of maybe 10 per minute, flying seemingly separately, but with a single purpose, to grace Northern regions with their beautiful presence, and enable my photography. 

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