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American Painted Lady  American Painted Lady,Vanessa (Cynthia) virginiensis Click/tap to enlarge

American Painted Lady

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    comments (4)

  1. Beautiful butterfly, and picture! Posted 6 years ago
  2. Great photo and a beautiful species name. Posted 6 years ago
  3. Thank you,this was my back porch visitor. Had to get a few shots before I saved it from my dogs! Posted 6 years ago
  4. Brilliant capture! Posted 6 years ago

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The American Painted Lady or American Lady is a butterfly found throughout North America.

''Vanessa virginiensis'' lives in flowery habitats, usually in mountains. The larvae feed on various Asteraceae, especially the cudweeds of genus ''Gnaphalium''. All stages of the life cycle can be found throughout temperate North America as well as Madeira and the Canary Islands. Occasionally individuals can be found as far as south-west Europe.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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By Stacey Rollins

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Uploaded Apr 2, 2013. Captured Jan 30, 2013 14:45.
  • DSC-HX100V
  • f/2.8
  • 1/40s
  • ISO100
  • 4.8mm