Vanessa cardui – Ohdakeperhonen – distelvlinder

Long-distance migrating butterfly from Africa. Its numbers depend on favourable air currents.
This severely damaged adult was hardly recognizable, but could still fly from flower to flower
In general, caterpillars feed in large groups of individuals on e.g. Cirsium (ohdakkeita). Species from ruderal areas.
When reprocuding in nothern countries, the new generation either dies or migrates to southern countries