American Lady

Vanessa virginiensis

Genus Vanessa
Subfamily True Brushfoots
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
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Occurrence   Statewide - migrant
Abundance Variably uncommon to very common
Flight Period Early April to mid-November
Notes Caterpillars easy to find on everlastings and Edelweis
Overwintering Migrant
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American Lady

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/9/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Larva on Pearly Everlasting

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American Lady

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/17/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Larva on Globe Thistle

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American Lady

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 8/27/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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American Lady

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 8/27/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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American Lady

Photo by Tom Whelan - 2001

On Huckleberry

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American Lady

Photo by Eleanor Solberg - 6/1/2001
Natick

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American Lady

Photo by Dan Mushrush - 8/7/2003
Westborough

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American Lady

Photo by Frank Model - 6/17/2005
Amherst

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American Lady

Photo by Frank Model - 9/20/2007
Gooseberry Neck, Westport

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American Lady

Photo by Frank Model - 7/16/2007
Great Blue Hill, Milton

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