Friday, 14 October 2011

Painted Lady

The Painted Lady  is well known for being a migatory butterfly.Here on the Isle of Wight it can first be seen in May,as in the photo feeding on Thrift,on the coastal clifftops.Into September and October it can still be found in near perfect condition.Unfortunately the Painted Lady does not seem to be able to survive our winters so in the spring new butterflies will spread to Britain from southern Europe