Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui - Lepidoptera:Nymphalidae

FTLComm - Tisdale - Thursday, June 23, 2005
For several days Mrs. McPhee has been distracted as her yard is alive with hundreds, perhaps thousands of butterflies. Hovering around a lilac bush, flitting about and riding the wind they are a joy to behold.

We went over to take a few pictures and it was hard to pull ourselves away as you would get one in focus and along would come another and another. We used two Canon Cameras to take these pictures an Optura 20 and an A-95. What should have taken a few minutes stretched almost to a half hour.

To see some of the images just click on the thumbnails below or click on the arrows to go from one to another.














To find out more about these wonders of nature here are some interesting sources:

Layberry, Ross A. Hall, Peter W., and Lafontaine, J. Donald Painted Lady March 25, 2003,
Government of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility web site source from Univeristy Toronto Press 1998
Enchanted Learning, Painted Lady Butterfly, as seen on the web June 23, 2005, Enchanted learning web site

Maier, Mario, Painted Lady, as seen on the web June 23, 2005
Orsak, L. J. Paointed Lady, 1977, Page 349, The Butterflies of Orange County, California,
Center for Pathobiology Miscellaneous publications, University of California Press, New York

Images by Timothy and Judy Shire



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