Sunday, March 25, 2012

Painted Lady

The painted lady butterfly, Vanessa cardui, gets its name from the colorful wing pattern. It could also be said that this butterfly gets around, like the reputation of the painted ladies of old. They are found on every continent except for South America and Antarctica. The painted lady is a part of the genus Vanessa, which includes several other species of lady butterfly including, the Australian painted lady, the American lady and the West Coast lady.

6 comments:

From The Heart said...

Beautiful butterfly!

Jama said...

It's a stunning little beauty!

Birgitta said...

Great photo of lady butterfly!

Libby Rodriguez said...

Nice shot! And I liked all the info you shared about the butterfly. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Macro Monday participant, a lovely composition, how wonderful the butterfly stayed still long enough for you.

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful image!! Gorgeous colors and perfect macro!!