This brilliant purple butterfly bush was attracting a half dozen American Painted Ladies.
Depending on the reference they are called or just American Lady.
In typical butterfly fashion they were flitting all around the bush.
I didn’t get a very good capture of the upper side of the wings, but here’s a glimpse that shows how different the colors and patterns are.
May 28, 2021
12 thoughts on “American Painted Lady on Butterfly Bush”
Oh Ellen, what wonderful captures of the American Painted Lady!!
Thank you, Dina, glad that you liked them!
Awesome captures, Ellen!
What a beauty, Ellen! Great photos!
Thanks, Pete. I think this is the first time I’ve photographed them — the blooms on the plant were perfectly arranged for me 😁.
It’s nice to see the butterfly at various angles. Lovely photos, Ellen!
Thanks, Belinda, they gave me lots of opportunities and fortunately I could move around the bush.
Beautiful American Painted Lady.
I am always so amazed at how different the two sides of a butterfly’s wing can be in color and pattern. They are so very thin! Wonderful shots, Ellen!
Thank you, Donna. You rather expect them to be the same design all the way through, quite amazing work of nature 🤩