American Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle

American Painted Lady (Vanessa Virginiensis) Habitat and Habits Painted Lady Butterflies can be found just about anywhere in the world. One reason is because they are able to tolerate colder temperatures and can be found in North America, Africa and Asia, as well as parts of the sub-Arctic. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn. It migrates from North Africa and the Mediterranean to Britain in May and June, but for decades natualists have debated whether the offspring of these immigrants ever make a southwards return migration. Recent research suggests that British painted ladies do undertake an autumn migration. Using an entomological radar, scientists at Rothamsted Research provided evidence that autumn migrations take place at high altitude, which could be why these migrations are seldom witnessed. Wing Span: 2 – 2 7/8 inches

 

 American Painted Lady (Vanessa Virginiensis)   Butterfly Life Cycle

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American Painted Lady (Vanessa Virginiensis) 

 

Butterfly Dorsal View 

 

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American Painted Lady (Vanessa Virginiensis) Butterfly Side View

 

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American Painted Lady Butterfly

 (Vanessa Virginiensis) Host Plants

uncategorized Blueweed (Echium Vulgare) Host Plant For American Painted Lady uncategorized Blueweed (Echium Vulgare) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ECVU

 

 uncategorized Cudweed (Pseudognaphalium)  Host Plant for American Painted Lady  uncategorized Cudweed (Pseudognaphalium) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PSEUD43&mapType=Large&format=Print&photoID=

uncategorized Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis Scorpioides)  Host Plant for American Painted Lady uncategorized Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis Scorpioides) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MYSC

uncategorized Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea)
 Host Plant For American Painted Lady uncategorized Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ALRO3

 

 uncategorized Mexican Sagebrush (Artemisia Ludoviciana) 
 Host Plant For American Painted Lady Mexican Sagebrush (Artemisia Ludoviciana) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution Not Available

 

uncategorized Milk-Thistle (Silybum Marianum) Host Plant For American Painted Lady  uncategorized Milk-Thistle (Silybum Marianum) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=sima3

  uncategorized Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis Margaritacea) HosPlant For American Painted Lady uncategorized Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis Margaritacea) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ANMA

 

 

uncategorized Purple Cudweed (Gamochaeta Purpurea)  Host Plant For American Painted Lady)  uncategorized Purple Cudweed (Gamochaeta Purpurea) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=Gapu3

 

uncategorized Pussy-Toes (Antennaria Parlinii) Host Plant For American Painted Lady 

uncategorized Pussy-Toes (Antennaria Parlinii) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution Not Available  uncategorized Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea) Host Plant For American Painted Lady

uncategorized Ragwort (Senecio Jacobaea) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SEJA

uncategorized Scotch-Thistle (Onopordum Acanthium) Host Plant For American Painted Ladyuncategorized Scotch-Thistle (Onopordum Acanthium) American Painted Lady Plant Map Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=onac

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