Good morning to everyone! Well, we are back with another butterfly for today. This one is the “Painted Lady” butterfly. Amazingly it is found throughout most of the world, here in N. America, Europe, Asia, India, Africa and the northern part of S. America. In our area it can be found from late May to the end of September. It has a wingspan of just slightly more than 2 inches and has 2 broods per year.
This butterfly is migratory in our area and flies south to the southwestern US for the winter. They can be very common one year, then hardly seen for 2 or more years before becoming common once again. The year 2019 was a very good year for them, since then I have seen just one, which was this year. Hopefully they will be here in better numbers next year. I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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