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American Lady An American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) butterfly feeding on Joe Pye Weed at Alleyn-et-Cawood, Quebec, Canada. Alleyn-et-Cawood,American Lady,American Painted Lady,Canada,Geotagged,Quebec,Summer,Vanessa virginiensis,butterfly Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

American Lady

An American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) butterfly feeding on Joe Pye Weed at Alleyn-et-Cawood, Quebec, Canada.

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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 Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Dec 18, 2018. Captured Jul 26, 2014 12:55 in Chemin Harrisson, Danford Lake, QC J0X 1P0, Canada.
  • DMC-ZS30
  • f/3.3
  • 1/800s
  • ISO100
  • 4.3mm