Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
A Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui - on rabbitbrush along Van Dusen Road, Big Bear, September 6, 2007.
Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui near Caribou Creek, Big Bear, September 28, 2006.
Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Painted Ladies are the most widespread butterfly on earth, but finding a fresh one that poses for the camera can be surprisingly challenging. This one was in my garden on September 22, 2005.
Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Another one stopping in my garden to nectar on butterfly bush. September 17, 2005.
Caterpillar of Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Painted Lady caterpillars were easy to find on Fiddleneck on a hike in the Ord Mountains near Hersperia, April 23, 2008.
Caterpillar of Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
This Vanessa cardui larva was using Gnaphalium canescens in the San Gabriels. July 8, 2019.

©Dennis Walker