Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1204764

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: May 09, 2019
Date notes: My cousin texted me about the butterfly about this time. I'm not sure exactly what time she found it.
Submitted by: csy
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: It flits around quickly but as its wings are damaged it cannot fly. When resting, it's wings are closed. I think it was attacked by a dog. Just looking for an identification.
Status: Migrant
Verified by: RaisingButterfl...
Verified date: February 02, 2020
Coordinator notes: 2019 painted lady northward migrants were very worn in May.
Checklist region(s): United States, Utah, Davis County