Painted Lady

Painted Ladies are classic migrators. During the spring, these butterflies can be either invisible, scarce, or incredibly abundant as they migrate northward from Northern Mexico through the western and midwestern United States and to Canada. Painted Lady spring migrations can include millions of individual butterflies when Northern Mexico receives a lot of precipitation during the waning winter months.

Painted Ladies are relatively easy to raise as their caterpillars make conspicuous webbed nests on thistles and other weeds. Click here to watch video on how to find these nests. 

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