Sunday, April 03, 2016

Painted Lady butterfly

Saw a butterfly on my walk today.  It was fluttering around even though there are still splotches of snow here and there.  Pretty sure this is a Painted Lady which is a butterfly you can find almost anywhere in the world.  What I didn't realize is some Painted Ladies in Europe fly south to Africa for the winter.  Thought it was only the Monarchs that migrated.   I just assumed early season butterflies overwintered - like this specimen which looks a little beat up.   One more thing to check on.

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