Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1139942

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: September 06, 2017
Submitted by: thompsjk
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: 65 degrees; sunny; swarm of dozens of Painted Lady butterflies. Some landed flat on the mulch in our garden, or on the patio; most were on Eupatorium perfoliatum or boneset plants, some on flowering mint. Lots of flitting around.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Tom Middagh
Verified date: October 05, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Dakota County, United States, Minnesota