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American Painted Lady #2 Second image American Painted Lady,Vanessa virginiensis Click/tap to enlarge

American Painted Lady #2

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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 Stephen Philips
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Uploaded May 16, 2015.