Painted Lady Butterfly – Arizona

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Name: Painted Lady Butterfly
Species: Vanessa cardui
Native to: Found on most continents (except Australia and Antarctica) in many climates.
Date Seen: November 2016, October 2016
Location: North of Fountain Hills, Arizona
Notes: An irruptive migrant – migrates independent of any seasonal or geographic patterns.

2 thoughts on “Painted Lady Butterfly – Arizona

    1. They are easy to photograph because they sit still for a while. Other butterflies move so fast that I still don’t have a decent photo of them!


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