Unknown Butterfly

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by Miry, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Miry

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    Good morning:

    I have noticed a lot of butterflies around this year. I have attached a picture of one on my pink poppies and I was wondering if anyone knew what it was? One thing I noticed is that you can see right through its wings.

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  2. pmurphy

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    Looks like it could be the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
     
  3. Miry

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    I found out what it is. It is called Parnassius clodius claudianus

    The painted lady butterfly looks different. I did get a picture of one awhile ago. Please see attached.
     

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  4. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Here is an excellent resource:
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/81

    I'm thinking that the translucency of your butterfly's wings is not a natural condition. They look as if they have lost their scales!
     

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