American Lady butterfly – 5/27/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/27/19

Observation Time: 5:20 p.m.

Observation Location: under the high tension wires across the street from Ward’s Berry Farm

Common Name: American Lady butterfly

Scientific Name: Vanessa virginiensis

Comments: American Lady butterflies look a lot like Painted Lady butterflies. The American Lady has two large spots on the undersides of its trailing wings. The Painted Lady has four smaller spots instead. This Amerian Lady was visiting a mud puddle, but it flew off before I could get a better photo.

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America