American Lady

American Lady

Vanessa virginiensis

You can find this butterfly throughout most of the United States and all across Texas. I have seen it on any number of flowers included purple aster, blue greg’s mist, zinnias, and more.

It is very similar to the Painted Lady, which is also found throughout Texas. The American Lady has two large eyespots on the base of the hindwing, whereas the Painted Lady has four.

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