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Insects/Bugs/Bees/Butterflies - American Painted Lady/American Lady
Class:Insecta Order:Lepidoptera Family:Nymphalidae Genus:Vanessa


American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis). One variation of the very common Painted Lady butterflies, also known simply as American Lady. These butterflies are common all over North America, Central America and even Europe. How do you tell the difference between the Painted Lady and an American Painted Lady? I've learned that there are two simple keys to distinguishing the difference. First, look below the dark patch with white spots at the wing tips. The American Lady will have a small white spot in an orange section below. The Painted Lady does not. Next, look at the wings when they are folded. The American Lady has two (2) eyespots while the Painted Lady has four (4).

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