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