Butterflies & Moths - Janet Davis

American Painted Lady Butterfly on New York Ironweed 3

An American painted lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) nectars on New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis).

insectsLepidopterabutterflybutterfliesAmerican painted ladyAmerican ladyVanessa virginiensisforaging on flowernectargardengardeningImage Copyright Janet DavisNew York ironweedVernonia noveboracensismagenta flowersperennialnative North American plant