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American Lady Butterfly

Vanessa virginiensis


Vanessa virginiensis is most easily distinguishable by its two large eyespots on the ventral side, whereas V. cardui has four small eyespots and V. annabella has none. V. virginiensis also uniquely features a white dot within the forewing subapical field, set in pink on the underside and usually also in the dorsal side's orange field


Widespread throughout.


I originally thought it was a painted lady, but it didn't look exactly right. When I looked up American Lady, it was exact. This is my first sighting of an American Lady

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1 Comment

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Beautiful June

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Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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