The Painted Lady

Friends, this pretty butterfly is called the painted lady, i think she is quite beautiful and she loves the blooming fall asters. These butteflies are quite common and are found all over North America in the summer months.  Unlike the monarch who may migrate both north and south, these ladies only migrate one way.  The image below shows the underside of the wing with small eyespots that are characteristic of this specie.  They even have a feminine specie name, Vanessa.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on August 30, 2012, in Crex Meadows, Nature, photography, Wild flowers and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beautiful, we have some glorious butterflies here in Thailand. Thanks for posting. K

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