Painted Lady butterfly – 10/5/12
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 10/5/12
Observation Time: 3:55 p.m.
Observation Location: 4 Gavins Pond Road
Common Name: Painted Lady butterfly
Scientific Name: Vanessa cardui
Comments: The Painted Lady has four small spots on the undersides of its hind wings, whereas the American Lady has two large spots. Otherwise they look very similar.
More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America