American Painted Lady (LEP145) Cynthia virginiensis


     Similar to the other ladies except more pink, especially below on the lower half of the forewing.  The hindwing has blue spots which are prominent on the upper side and very large below, where they have black and yellow rings around them.  It is generally light brown below with white bands and network.  It is also known as the Hunter=s Butterfly.  It is most common in the East.  The individual in the drawing is shown on red zinnia.