Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 745781

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: August 25, 2012
Submitted by: ellenjones6
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I'm guessing Painted Lady because HW has small blue spots vice two large blue eyespots. True?
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: layberry
Verified date: October 17, 2012
Coordinator notes: yes, five small eyespots versus two big ones in virginbiensis. Also colour difference; pinkish brown as opposed to yellowish brown.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Franklin County