Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

Painted Lady

Painted Lady Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Notice the black spots on the margin of the hindwing are blurred together. We don't have a view of the ventral hindwing showing four eyespots, which is the best identifier. All other characters indicate the specimen is a Painted Lady.

Marna Towne's backyard, Illinois
Photo by Marna Towne

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