“Painted Lady” by rhoing

“Painted Lady”

“Vanessa cardui,” one of the first scientific names I memorized, because these are so common here. From BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/2649#range » “Worldwide, except South America and Antarctica, irruptive--sometimes not present in a given locality for several years then abundant for one or more years. Presumed to be a stray in Australia, where replaced by very similar and closely related Vanessa kershawi, which is sometimes treated as a subspecies of V. cardui.”

[Taken with 17–55mm lens, rather than 55–250mm.]

Species pages—
» BAMONA, http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Vanessa-cardui
» BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/2649

1 year ago (“Our going-home present from TSA…”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2016-08-30
2 years ago (“Autumn Joy”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-08-30
3 years ago (“A River Runs Through It”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-08-30
4 years ago (“I knew I had today’s post!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-08-30
5 years ago (“Short-winged Meadow Katydid”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-08-30
6 years ago (“August abstract #8: hexagons”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-08-30

[ IMG_7926S7x7Atm :: f/4 :: 1/160" :: ISO-200 :: 55mm ]
Really like the clarity of this one. Very nice.
October 2nd, 2017  
Neat patterning
October 2nd, 2017  
Great focus!
October 3rd, 2017  
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