I didn't need more photographs of this species but felt this one was worth adding. Virginiensis was flying with fellow ladies annabella and cardui and it was good to revisit all three. August 11, 2019, Frazier Mountain Road.
A female Vanessa virginiensis (American Lady) visited my garden in Long Beach and was interested in this licorice plant. April 5, 2011.
This American Lady was ovipositing on Licorice in my garden (see larva photos below from a few weeks later). July 3, 2009.
Vanessa virginiensis - the American Lady. Bear Canyon, off the Ortega Highway in Orange Co., August 10, 2005.
Ventral of the same American Lady, August 10, 2005.
Larva of an American Lady on a Licorice plant in my garden, July 26, 2009. Possibly from the female above.
This interestingly-colored larva was on Pseudognaphalium canescens up Santa Anita Canyon in the San Gabriels. July 26, 2019. The pattern says "virginiensis" but the colors say "acid trip".