Nymphalidae Nymphalinae Nymphalini Vanessa cardui Vanessa vulcania
Vanessa virginiensis (Drury, 1773)
American Painted Lady
Vanesse des perlières, Belle américaine

Genus: Vanessa Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms (genus):
   Cynthia Fabricius, 1807
   Pyrameis Hübner, 1819
  Synonyms (species):
   huntera Fabricius, 1775

Adult:
V. virginiensis (© Rui Andrade)
Adult, Gilmonde, Barcelos, Portugal, September 16, 2005
(Photo by Rui Andrade)
V. virginiensis (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Guatemala, December 1988
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. virginiensis (© Rui Andrade)
Adult (female laying eggs), Gilmonde, Barcelos, Portugal, November 6, 2005
(Photo by Rui Andrade)

Larva:
V. virginiensis (© Rui Andrade)
Larva, Gilmonde, Barcelos, Portugal, October 10, 2005
(Photo by Rui Andrade)
V. virginiensis (© Rui Andrade)
Larva, Gilmonde, Barcelos, Portugal, October 10, 2005
(Photo by Rui Andrade)

Pupa:
V. virginiensis (© Rui Andrade)
Pupa, Gilmonde, Barcelos, Portugal, November 22, 2005
(Photo by Rui Andrade)

Foodplants:
Asteraceae, Malvaceae, Fabaceae, Urticaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Boraginaceae

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