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Painted Lady with white spot - Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady with white spot - Vanessa cardui
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
September 2, 2008
I took photos of 2 different individuals (these 2 photos are the same individual), the same day, with a white spot on the wing. By all other markings, this should be a Painted Lady, but the white spot indicates American Lady. Do these two species ever interbreed? Is there a logical explanation for the white spot on a Painted Lady?

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