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American Lady

Vanessa virginiensis


The wingspan of this butterfly is about 4 cm in width. The underside of the wing has two eyespots separated by pale veins (the similarly-colored painted lady has four eyespots), a intermittent red stripe and a white stripe as shown. The top of the wing is mostly red with dark brown or blackish margins.


I photographed this insect in an old field full of grasses and goldenrod surrounded by suburban deciduous forest.

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Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

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