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American Painted Lady

Vanessa virginiensis

Habitat:

Found in grass and shrub in general area of woods, marsh, and short distance from lake.

Notes:

Spotted at Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in shop area.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago
American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Painted Lady


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2 Comments

Tamarac Denis
Tamarac Denis 8 years ago

Thanks for the correction. Reference book I was using could have had a better photo.

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

It is the other one. Look at the spots on the hindwing. In Cardui they are all of almost the same size and the little white spot within the orange patch is missing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Americ...
To compare:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vaness...

Tamarac Denis
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Tamarac Denis

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2013
Submitted on Sep 23, 2013

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