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Somewhere about 5years ago said: What an interesting butterfly! Moths, as far as I know Rob, are "fly-by-nights" and butterflies fly by day. This painted lady seems to taste the flower. They actually do it with their feet! :)
Rob Barrett from
Minneapolis about 5years ago said: Nice capture. Aren't they actually moths?
Nebraska about 5years ago said: Ken, the Painted Lady (Vanessa Cardui), also called the Cosmopolitan in North America is smaller but similarly colored as Monarch butterflies. Their flight paths and migratory patterns are different than Monarchs . This summer and fall have seen a plethora of Painted Ladies in the midwestern states.
Sacramento about 5years ago said: Painted ladies migrate like monarch butterflies, don't they?
BC about 5years ago said: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over....it became a butterfly.
The wonders of the natural world. :)
Ohio about 5years ago said: Jim, tell me more about these "painted ladies"....
Nebraska about 5years ago said: Beautiful detail on a Painted Lady!