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Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) larval nest Larval nest of the Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) in leaves of Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). Part of the caterpillar is visible in the lower left of the nest. American Painted Lady,Anaphalis margaritacea,Geotagged,Lepidoptera,Painted Lady Butterfly,Pearly Everlasting,Summer,United States,Vanessa virginiensis,butterfly,caterpillar,insect Click/tap to enlarge

Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) larval nest

Larval nest of the Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) in leaves of Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). Part of the caterpillar is visible in the lower left of the nest.

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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 Gary B
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Uploaded Jul 10, 2019. Captured Jul 9, 2019 07:13 in Forest Rte 1273, Grand Marais, MN 55604, USA.
  • SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
  • f/1.7
  • 1/228s
  • ISO50
  • 4.2mm