Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1236515

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: October 05, 2019
Submitted by: Glowesley
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen one earlier that day along the shore in Montauk NY. This one was on the road in the sun, just lying there. I thought it was dead and went to pick it up. It flew a few feet and landed again on the road where it opened its wings and stayed there.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: October 06, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Suffolk County