Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Butterflies are my favorite mystery.

This Painted Lady was still flying here on December 15, 2008. The thistle hosts were long withered...could she have grown up on the rock rose? Or the asters, past seeding and dying back for winter? A beautiful mystery...

For more detailed information on the Painted Lady, click the title of this post to go to the Butterflies of Texas web page.

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