Often mistaken for Monarch Butterflies, the Painted Lady is a little smaller and not quite as vibrant.
The Boltonia bushes in our backyard were blanketed with Painted Lady butterflies this fall. Swarms of them were our guests for 2-3 weeks, which is amazing since their lifespan is not much longer than that.
We were blessed to witness the spectacular beauty of their brief life.
Thought for the Day: The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. George Carlin