Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1213816

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: July 03, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen flying around and nectaring on pink cone flowers in a flower bed at the demonstration gardens at the extension center. Nearby flowers included Joe-Pye Weed, Stonecrop, Bee Balm, Butterfly Bushes, and more... Fed on a blossom for a minute or two, rotating, then would pop over to the next cone flower. Size: Approx. 2-2.25" wingspan. Weather: 83 degrees, 65% humidity, sunny skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 04, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County