I really did see a painted lady!

efeuerAugust 3, 2014

He just loves the Joe Pye. He seems to hang out there all day. Third day this week, I think. Not that I'm tired of seeing him!
Liz

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Michaela .:. thegarden@902 .:. (Zone 5b - Iowa)

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 5:32PM
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Leafhead

Beautiful, but that's an American Lady. Painted Ladies have more eyespots and no white spot on the wing.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 12:26AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Beautiful picture of an American lady!

Sherry

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 9:24AM
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efeuer

Thank you for setting me straight. I do have a lot to learn, don't I?

Anaphilis will work as a host plant in either case, won't it?
Liz

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 7:53PM
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alex928 Z8/LA

Well, I was just looking at pictures of Painted Ladies and American Ladies, and had a hard time telling the difference, so it's not just you. :)

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 8:48PM
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Leafhead

I always do double and triple takes with these two as well.
An easy way to remember is:
Painted Ladies have more eyes to paint.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 10:48AM
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woollybear69(9b Fla.)

A beautiful butterfly photo.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 8:48AM
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CEFreeman(DC/MD Burbs 7B)

Wow.
I wouldn't know xx Lady if they bit me on the nose, but I am enchanted with how those wings look like stained glass.

What a beautiful butterfly and beautiful photo!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2014 at 8:53AM
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