Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1140433

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: September 06, 2017
Date notes: I am sure of the date, not the time.
Submitted by: urthmothr
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Our yard was full of Painted Lady butterflies! I don't know whether they were migrating, or from the thistle patch in our neighbor's yard, but they sure loved our Cosmos! They were most active when the sun was shining (no cloud). I have been seeing quite a few around since then, but not as many.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: December 10, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Johnson County