Brushfoots: American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis

American Lady Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from 1.75" - 2.63"
Habitat: Fields, meadows, open areas
Occurrence Level: Common wanderer
Flight Period: Late April to September
Larval Host Plant: Everlasting, pussytoes, maybe other composites

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American Lady
Howard County, MD. May 28, 2012

Ventral view. The hindwing has two large eye spots. The Painted Lady has four smaller eye spots.

American Lady
Anne Arundel County, MD. April 21, 2013

Dorsal view.

American Lady
Anne Arundel County, MD. August 16, 2013

A very small American Lady.