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Posts Tagged: Vanessa cardui

Luck Be a Lady! (A Painted Lady)

A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The "Painted Ladies" are back in the Davis area. These are not the two-legged type, but the winged type--Vanessa cardui. They're migrating and driving UC Davis entomology and ecology students nuts. It's finals week and they'd love to be outdoors...

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:23 PM

Welcome Back, Painted Ladies

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on move. Butterflies. Scores of painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) are now migrating north from their overwintering sites near the U.S. Mexico border.  On Saturday, March 8 we saw two of them nectaring on Spanish lavender...

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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