Steenbok Nature Reserve
Common NameFamily Name
Painted LadyVanessa cardui

Male upperside                                                     Female underside

Resident, common throughout southern Africa. Flies most of year
Identification
Wingspan 40-50 mm. Male and female similar.
Behaviour
Flies throughout the day. Gliding flight, often visits flowers.
Larval foodplants
Arctotheca calendula, Arctotis sp., Berkheya sp.