Fading… by rhoing


This is definitely a Painted Lady, but it certainly doesn't have the four distinctive eye spots typically characteristic of the species. My expert at BAMONA says this is probably an old individual whose colors have faded.

Oh, and our daughter is in labor!
Tomorrow we drive to Nashville, then fly to Boston!

ID'ed at BAMONA as “Vanessa cardui” or “Painted Lady”; https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1148922

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

1 year ago (“On a clear day, …”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2016-10-14
2 years ago (“Busy place!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-10-14
3 years ago (“No fear”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-10-14
4 years ago (“Macro craziness”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-10-14
5 years ago (“Fall ‘mums’”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-10-14
6 years ago (“Nuts!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-10-14

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You will be so excited. Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely shot - the butterfly is just poised!
November 13th, 2017  
Beautiful as always! I hope you will share photos of the newborn!
November 14th, 2017  
@janeandcharlie See "Next"!
November 14th, 2017  
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