Name of the species: Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758) Painted Lady or Cosmopolitan, Distelfalter, Vanesse du chardon, Ванесса чертополоховая (Репейница).
Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species is one of the most widespread of all butterflies, found on every continent except Antarctica and South America. In Australia, V. cardui has a limited range around Bunbury, Fremantle and Rottnest Island.
Population dynamics: The species is slightly uncommon within typical habitat.
Conservation measures: The species is not included in the Global and European Red Lists.