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Vanessa virginiensis (American painted lady)

The American lady occurs from southern Canada throughout the U.S. and southward to northern South America.

 

In the Andean region is located from 1,600 to 3,000 meters. American painted lady flies in open areas and forest edge; it feeds on flowers nectar and bird droppings.

 

Vanessa virginiensis is most easily distinguishable by its two large eyespots on the ventral side.

 

Source: Mariposario Comfenalco Piedras Blancas, Antioquia.

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Taken on August 25, 2012