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Photo#241105
Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui
Kenner, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA
November 16, 2008
Certain this is a Vanessa cardui but I am confused by the 'extra' white spot on the forewing. I can't seem to find any other V. cardui images with this extra spot.

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interesting
I assume it's the one on the left wing almost touching the orange? Doesn't seem to be as obvious on the right, wonder if it's just a very odd wear pattern.

 
It is obvious on the right underwing shot...
Four spots there rather than the three i expected to see...

I am only seeing three underwing spots on other images...
Such as;


Unless I am just missing something... I will look at it more when I get back in town.

-EDIT-

Should have said "five spots there rather than the four"

 
ah
I looked carefully at the image with the comments. I'll take a closer look at the other later.