Birds & Blooms

Amazing Flight Facts


• Painted ladies can fly at speeds close to 30 miles per hour and cover up to 100 miles in a day.

• These butterflie­s have been found at altitudes as high as 22,000 feet, the highest of any butterfly species.

• European painted ladies migrate to Africa in fall, crossing the Mediterran­ean and often continuing across the Sahara Desert. Their offspring then return north to Europe in spring.

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