Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Vanessa cardui
    American Painted Lady Butterfly

This butterfly is perched on vetch, an agricultural plant that may be somewhat invasive.

American Painted Lady Butterfly

However, butterflies like this American Painted Lady use its nectar, so it is not without some benefit.

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Vanessa cardui - The Painted Lady: photo by Peter J. Bryant.

Vanessa cardui - on DiscoverySchool.com.

 

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