Painted Lady
Outdoor Ontario

Painted Lady

Shortsighted

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 1665
Saw Red Admiral, Mourning Cloak and Painted Lady but only
photographed the  hussy.

« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest »


Ed O'Connor

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 174
Hey Shortsighted:
You may actually have an American Lady here rather than a Painted. They're very similar, but on the forewing above, the American has a tiny white dot in one of the orange patches that isn't there on the Painted. You can see this dot in your photo. There are a couple of other field marks that also argue on behalf of the American--you could check out the differences in one of the Field Guides like Ken Kaufman's or the one available from the Royal Ontario Museum, both of which are excellent. Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Ed
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest »


Shortsighted

  • Old Timer
  • *****
    • Posts: 1665
I stand corrected, again. As always, one only sees what one knows. By all rights
I should  then be blind. Thanks for the heads-up. These butterflies should come
with labels for the benefit of dummies. I guess the "dot" IS a label, just one I
couldn't read. That's the beauty of this forum. The block chain of enlightened
amateur naturalists leads the less informed out of the field of ignorance.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest »