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Painted Lady Butterfly

Scientific Name: 
Vanessa cardui

A butterfly known for its migratory habits is found  feeding on nectar from flowers.  The caterpillars feed on hollyhocks and Cheeseweed (Malva parviflora) both in the family Malvaceae.  Photo by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Garden Wide
Vanessa cardui
Viewing Months: 
Sep
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