|Common Name:||Butterfly, Painted Lady|
|Scientific Name:||Cynthia cardui|
|Area:||Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona|
|Date:||November 16, 2012|
Painted Ladies belong to the genus that was formerly known as Vanessa. They have a wingspan of two inches or less. The lower photo is the same butterfly with its wings closed.
San Andreas Oasis, California - - - March 14, 2005
|Reference:||Butterflies through Binoculars by Glassberg / National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects & Spiders by Milne||