American Painted Lady is similar to the Painted Lady
quickly look to the wing tips. They differ in the size, shape, and
distribution of their spots. The American Painted Lady butterfly has two blue
dots divided by two black dots on the hind wing. On the fore wing four
white dots at the wing tips; the middle two are higher and smaller than
the outer ones. Also look at the long tear-shaped spot below these.
in this butterfly family the front legs are much reduced. These butterflies get around on
their back legs, making them look like a very odd four legged insect.
food sources utilized by the American Painted Lady butterfly
adult American Painted Lady sips nectar from various Milkweeds,
Asclepias spp., as well as the
very showy yellow-flowered perennial Goldenrod,