Sunday, June 9, 2013
June 9, 2013 Beach Report
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)...
American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) (as opposed to the wider ranging Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui). While there are other differences in their patterns, the easiest way (at least for me) to tell them apart is the small white dot surrounded by orange in the top surface of the wing. The Americans have it, and the Amereurasian doesn't.