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Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
September 13, 2008
On Showy Stonecrop (Hylotelephium spectabile).

Painted Lady
I think your right, it is a painted lady, Venessa cardui. According to the Audubon butterfly field guide, these are one of the most widespread butterflies in the world.

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