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American Painted Lady Observed in a garden of Fishermens' Wharf in Monterrey, CA. Sep, 2014. American Painted Lady,Geotagged,United States,Vanessa virginiensis Click/tap to enlarge

American Painted Lady

Observed in a garden of Fishermens' Wharf in Monterrey, CA. Sep, 2014.

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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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Dec 29, 2015. Captured in 155 Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, Monterey, CA 93940, USA.