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

Painted Lady Butterfly