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My Painted Lady Makes the Big Time

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In the middle of August of 2014, I took some photos of a painted lady butterfly feeding on the nectar from a Buddleia plant (butterfly bush) in our yard. Many of the pictures were out of focus, too far out … Continue reading

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Painted Lady Butterfly

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The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) is also known as the Thistle butterfly and the Cosmopolitan. By some accounts it has the widest distribution of all the butterflies. Females generally lay single, light green eggs on top of a host plant … Continue reading

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