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?
Contributed by Kelly Fiegle on 18 November, 2010 - 5:28am Last updated 27 December, 2012 - 4:55am
Disclaimer: Dedicated naturalists volunteer their time and resources here to provide this service. We strive to provide accurate information, but we are mostly just amateurs attempting to make sense of a diverse natural world. If you need expert professional advice, contact your local extension office.