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Painted Lady Butterfly on Dandelion

In general, the Painted Lady is a large butterfly (wing span 5–9 cm (2.0–3.5 in)) identified by the black and white corners of its mainly deep orange, black-spotted wings. It has 5 white spots in the black forewing tips and while the orange areas may be pale here and there, there are no clean white dots in them. The hindwings carry 4 small submarginal eyespots on dorsal and ventral sides. Those on the dorsal side are black, but in the summer morph sometimes small blue pupils are present in some. Source: Wikipedia – Painted Lady Butterfly.

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  1. Jody
    July 30th, 2011 at 22:18 | #1

    The colors are beautiful David, and as always your photos are totally awesome

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