American Painted Lady Photographs
The American Painted Lady
is a Nymphalinae
butterfly. Host plants are asters
, and yellow thistle
|American Painted Lady butterflies nectar on a variety of plants.
They prefer my purple Stoke's asters.
|They often bask on the ground (this one is a bit faded).
|The underside of the wings has a distinctive cobweb pattern with two blue eyespots. Despite the clarity of this photograph, they are actually well camouflaged on leaf litter
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Copyright © 1997-2015 Marianne Cowley
All Rights Reserved