This is a Painted Lady butterfly enjoying lunch from a yellow zinnia. Late summer in Colorado.
Vanessa cardui is a well-known colorful butterfly, known as the painted lady, or in North America as the cosmopolitan. Wikipedia Lifespan: 12 months (From egg to death, In the wild) Scientific name: Vanessa cardui Wingspan: 2 in. (Adult) Rank: Species
This image was chosen as the Administrator Pick of the Day in the Macro Photography Group on 11-26-2015.
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This image was a Top Finisher in the on line contest Butterflies.
This image was a top finisher in the on line contest "Butterflies-Moths-Bees and Dragonflies of Autumn October 2016.
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This image was a top finisher in the on line Contest - Butterfly Beauty on 10-04-2018.
August 26th, 2015
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