Hi Bard,

I tried to determine which species mine were. They had strings of 4 - 5  
equal-sized submarginal black spots with blue centers both topside and 
underside of the hindwings, so I called them painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) 
rather than American ladies (Vanessa virginiensis). 

I was struck by how small the individuals in this fall generation are. Earlier 
in the summer I had some _big_ painted ladies, nearly the size of Great 
Spangled Fritillary.


> On Sep 24, 2017, at 4:01 PM, Bard Prentiss <bvanwoer...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I could not get close enough to determine which species they were 
> Painted or American 
> Best
> Bard 


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