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Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Description:

Upperside is orange-brown with darker wing bases; forewing with black apex patch and white bar on leading edge; hindwing submarginal row of 5 small black spots sometimes has blue scales. Underside has a black, brown, and gray pattern with 4 small submarginal eyespots. Wing Span: 2 - 2 7/8 inches (5.1 - 7.3 cm).

Habitat:

Garden between road and parking lot of coffee shop.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Nov 2, 2014
Submitted on Dec 17, 2014

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