Sunday, August 30, 2009

Correction: American (not Painted) Lady Butterfly, Vanessa virgiensis, on Butterfly Bush


Randy Emmitt said...


You got the species name right Vanessa virgiensis but the common name is American Lady NOT Painted Lady. enjoy your posts..

GardenJoy4Me said...

I really miss not getting a beautiful butterfly picture this year .. I don't know why they have not visited my garden .. were they here when I was not ? Darn !
Beautiful picture : )
What ever her name ? LOL

heirloomgardener said...


Thank you for the correction. I am not a butterfly expert! I was using one of the kids' books on butterflies to identify it.

-Heirloom Gardener

Sue said...

I thought they were American Painted Ladies. That's what I've called them. I'll have to look them up again in the book I use. I'll let you know what I find out (if I remember, my memory is getting bad).

I enjoyed your other butterfly and hibiscus photos, too.

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