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painted lady

Vanessa cardui




1 species ID suggestions

4 Comments

Brittmonster
Brittmonster 6 years ago

How do they get like that? Is it from being attacked?

Poor thing, I have seen them so beat up like that, they still fly and drink but they make so much noise flying you know it will get spotted and eaten soon.

Brittmonster
Brittmonster 6 years ago

Yeah that's what I thought when I saw it too ): I didn't have the opportunity to see if it was having any trouble flying because it didn't leave the bush. Hope its okay.

EricEllison
EricEllison 6 years ago

butterfly, looks in bad shape there :(

Rhode Island, USA

Lat: 41.70, Long: -71.68

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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