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Vanessa virginiensis Vanessa virginiensis, old female. The wing transparency is given by the lack of inner wing bellow... American Painted Lady,Vanessa virginiensis,insects,lepidoptera,nymphalidae,rhopalocera Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Vanessa virginiensis

Vanessa virginiensis, old female. The wing transparency is given by the lack of inner wing bellow...

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  1. Amazing, like a work of art :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Indeed* and it is the most dificult to spot on our territory. I've been following this species for the last months, and yesterday, against all the odds, I found this one flying across a field with gnaphalium. She was very tired, was easy to follow, but difficult to get a clear shot. I guess I had lucky with this side capture although it was backlighted and I had to use the flash option. Thanks a lot for the feedback, Ferdy, cheers* Posted 4 years ago
  2. Beautiful. Posted 4 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 RMFelix
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Uploaded Nov 28, 2015. Captured Nov 28, 2015 14:09.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/320s
  • ISO250
  • 80mm