Painted Lady Butterfly – 7/1/19
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/1/19
Observation Time: 4:50 p.m.
Observation Location: Trustees of Reservations’ Moose Hill Farm
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.
This one was feeding on milkweed blossoms.
More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America