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Butterfly-Perkins_Cove  American Painted Lady,Sedum,Vanessa (Cynthia) virginiensis Click/tap to enlarge Species intro


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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 10, 2012. Captured Sep 8, 2012 02:04.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/4.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO100
  • 27mm