A Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui - on rabbitbrush along Van Dusen Road, Big Bear, September 6, 2007.
Vanessa cardui near Caribou Creek, Big Bear, September 28, 2006.
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.
Another one stopping in my garden to nectar on butterfly bush. September 17, 2005.
Painted Lady caterpillars were easy to find on Fiddleneck on a hike in the Ord Mountains near Hersperia, April 23, 2008.
This Vanessa cardui larva was using Gnaphalium canescens in the San Gabriels. July 8, 2019.