American Lady Butterfly – 8/18/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 8/18/20

Observation Time: 11:40 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (formerly the Kendall Estate)

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 feeding on a blossom of a Joe Pye weed.

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America