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Painted lady

Vanessa cardui


Identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings.


Spotted nectaring on marigolds.


These medium-sized butterflies can cover a lot of ground, up to 100 miles per day during their migration. A painted lady is capable of reaching a speed of nearly 30 miles per hour.

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Arkansas, USA

Lat: 34.46, Long: -93.05

Spotted on Sep 2, 2018
Submitted on Sep 17, 2018

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