|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Rock Falls, Illinois
Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
North Tonawanda, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Selma, North Carolina
Eagle Mountain, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|Positive ||melody ||On Jun 30, 2007, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:
Found throughout North America, but most common in the east. Larval host plant is from the family Asteraceae. Most gardens, open lawns and edges of the woods support a number of these little butterflies.
Sometimes as many as 3 broods a year.
|Positive ||Malus2006 ||On Oct 24, 2008, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN
(Zone 4a) wrote:
Took a picture of this little butterfly, only a bit bigger than the blues, at the Minnesota Arboretum, in middle Summer in the prairie section, near a manmade spring. It was very wary but keep staying in the general area compare to some other tough to approach butterflies and tough to photograph in the short time I have - I ended up with many photos of its wings folded up and almost line up with me so I had to omit most of the pictures but finally found one that had it partially open it wings, thus id it.
Look like most pictures are on the daisy family, but there's at least one of a lily family.
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