Here are some variances of two butterflies that look a lot alike. Both American Ladies and Painted Ladies are found throughout North America. Both species are salmon colored with black splotches on the top wings. The main difference are prominent markings of the hind wings, the Painted Ladies have four small eyespots, while the American… Read More LADIES
Painted ladies are probably the most widespread butterfly throughout the world, including North America, Africa, and Europe. They are salmon colored with black splotches on the top wings. A butterfly cycle includes egg, caterpillar(larva), chrysalis(pupa), and adult. The painted lady egg is single, barrel-shaped, and green. The caterpillar has purplish-black and yellow stripes. In chrysalis,… Read More PAINTED LADY
March 14th is Learn About Butterflies Day. Here are some posts from this blog about butterflies… WHAT ARE ALL THOSE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES?, MORE ORANGE BUTTERFLIES…, SWALLOWTAILS, THE DIVERSE LEPIDOPTERA INSECT.
This bush is a Bluebeard Longwood Blue, there are at least five of these in my neighborhood. On sunny days this summer, I have seen numerous Painted Lady Butterflies and Honeybees on them. Here are a few photos from one morning.