Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 745854

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: July 19, 2012
Submitted by: ellenjones6
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: I did not see a white dot on orange, so I am guessing Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) vice American Lady. Are there any other identification keys for this butterfly?
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified by: layberry
Verified date: October 17, 2012
Coordinator notes: Pinkish colour not so evident in this one, but look at the five small eyespots: the firat and last ones are not enlarged, don't have blue centres, therefore Painted Lady.
Checklist region(s): United States, New York, Franklin County