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21 September 2017
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Photographed yesterday nectaring on the last blossoms of our rue. Not as sharp as I'd like the photo to be, but not bad for a cellphone image.
The main website for butterfly sightings in Wisconsin is getting numerous reports of large numbers of Painted Ladies. Earlier this week I received an email from a friend up in Walker, Minnesota who photographed a group of at least 70 of these butterflies nectaring in her front garden.