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Spread your wings (American painted lady)  American Painted Lady,Geotagged,United States,Vanessa virginiensis Click/tap to enlarge

Spread your wings (American painted lady)

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  1. Great shot, nice colours! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 5 years ago
  2. This is the American Painted Lady - Vanessa virginiensis, very similar to the Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui. The differences are compared here:
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/2649
    Posted 5 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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Uploaded Oct 13, 2014. Captured Oct 13, 2014 10:45 in 140-382 Steward Road, Monson, ME 04464, USA.
  • COOLPIX P500
  • f/5.2
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO160
  • 46.7mm