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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 10, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Loves the Purple Cone Flowers!
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Name: Monica
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krancmm
Jul 10, 2012 7:45 PM CST
My guess would be either:

Painted Lady https://sites.google.com/site/ottawabutterflies/galleries/lo...

or

American Lady https://sites.google.com/site/ottawabutterflies/galleries/lo...
Monica
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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threegardeners
Jul 11, 2012 5:13 AM CST
They're almost identical!!
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2012 5:22 AM CST
I agree
Very hard to tell a difference.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jul 11, 2012 6:43 AM CST
From what I've read, the really obvious difference is that the American Lady has 2 large "eye-spots" on the underside of the hind wing, while the Painted Lady has 4 smaller spots.

If pushed to the wall, I'd guess your photo is a Painted Lady...the black surrounding the orange on the upper wings doesn't appear as crisp as on the American Lady. The American Lady also has one white round spot in the middle outer orange blotch of the upper wing. You can see it in the link, but I don't see it in your photo.

See if you can get one to pose with its underwings showing Hilarious!
Monica
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2012 8:53 AM CST
You know I have tried asking butterflies to'' hold that pose ''and found them very uncooperative, most times they just fly off in a huff Hilarious!
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jul 11, 2012 9:14 AM CST
gardengus said:You know I have tried asking butterflies to'' hold that pose ''and found them very uncooperative, most times they just fly off in a huff Hilarious!


I agree Makes me wonder how the photographer in the links I posted got those pix. They're so clear and crisp, it must be a zillion dollar camera that shoots about 20 frames a second.
Monica
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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threegardeners
Jul 11, 2012 9:23 AM CST
:biggrin:
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Name: Monica
Texas Gulf Coast (Zone 9b)
Sweat Weather, Not Sweater Weather
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Gulf Coast Multi-Region Gardener Seed Starter
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krancmm
Jul 11, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Hurray! You did it!!

So the positive ID is Painted Lady, yes?
Monica
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jul 11, 2012 9:32 AM CST
I think so!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 11, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Hurray!

I guess you have more cooperative butterflies , she is a pretty Lady Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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