Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) Lin…

Species synonym in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaArthropodaInsectaLepidopteraNymphalidaeCynthiaCynthia cardui

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Full Name

Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

  • Painted Lady eng
  • belle dame fra
  • Distelfalter deu
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Taxonomic status

homotypic synonym of Cynthia cardui Linnaeus, 1758

Published in

Linnæus, Carolus. 1758. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae [= Stockholm]. Vol. Tomus I, Editio decima, reformata: i-ii, 1-824.


Cynthia cardui Linnaeus, 1758


Not marine


Originally found in sources as accepted taxon within Vanessa Fabricius, 1807

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Source information

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Record history

This record was last modified on Feb 14, 2017.