Sunday, March 15, 2015

Red Car Property: Painted Lady

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 14, 2015.  This appears to be a Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui) as opposed to a West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella).  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Of course, the butterflies were super active above the historic viaduct footings again yesterday.  I could not get a clear shot of the other side of its wings, which are quite boldly patterned.