American Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis (Drury, 1773)
Status: Occasional resident
NENHP Ranking: Not listed
Range: Found from northern South America north to southern Canada. It can be found statewide in Nebraska.
Broods/Flight Times: Normally two flights are expected. Nebraska records range from 16 April – 24 October.
Larval Hostplant(s): Pussytoes (Antennaria species) in Nebraska.
Habitat: This wide ranging butterfly can be found in multiple environments.
Overwintering: As adults
Similar Species: Painted Lady which has four small eyespots on the ventral hindwing rather than the two larger ones for this butterfly.