Vanessa cardui migrations in N Africa!

Nick nickbowles at
Tue Feb 15 23:40:28 EST 2000

Good to hear that things are moving in Africa.  Often causes great things
here in late May/June.
Curently no news of any immigration, though there are plenty of
overwintering Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).  This year (so far) no news of
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) or Clouded Yellow ( Colias croceus) doing the

----- Original Message -----
From: Morten DD Hansen <dd at>
> Three Danish birders witnessed a strong northerly migration of the
> Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) in the Saharan desert 500 km's E of
> Agadir, Morocco on the 5 February 2000. Approx. 20 per minute passed a
> 100 meter front from 1200 to 1300. All individuals were very pale and
> worn.
> Any other migration news?
> kind regards
> Morten DD Hansen,
> Skagen, Denmark

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