American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
This butterfly is sponsored In Memory of John Smith (UT)
This lady loves open areas and enjoys visiting gardens. The American Lady is beautifully colored with two large eye spots on the underside of the hind wings. This is the characteristic that distinguishes it from Painted Lady butterfly. The flight area is usually close to the ground so they are easy to see but getting close is difficult, they are quick fliers. The American Lady butterfly is common and they are a delight to have in any garden.