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American Lady

Vanessa virginiensis

Description:

Intricately laced underwings with eyelets give this beauty away.

Habitat:

West central ga. xPreferred plant hosts for larvae are "everlasting" or "cudweed" herbs and their close relatives in the aster family (Asteraceae). Common hosts in Florida are: Pennsylvania everlasting, Gamochaeta pensylvanica (Willd.) Cabrera, also known as Pennsylvania cudweed spoonleaf purple everlasting, Gamochaeta purpurea (L.) Cabrera, also known as spoonleaf cudweed Caribbean purple everlasting, (Gamochaeta antillana (Urb.) Anderb., also known as delicate everlasting sweet everlasting, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt, also known as rabbit tobacco

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American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American lady - Vanessa virginiensis (Drury)


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1 Comment

momsavang
momsavang 3 months ago

Thanks for the ID Ornithoptera!

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Cataula, Georgia, United States

Spotted on Jun 1, 2021
Submitted on Jun 18, 2021

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