Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
All of the above Photographs were taken at the Rocky Mountain Project, Floyd Co., Georgia on 4/10/2005
Occurs in our area only as a visitor. Its abudance varies from uncommon to common and can appear from spring to fall. Note the 4-5 spots("eyes") on the lower hindwing margin and the lack of a white dot in the orange of the upper forewing.
Floyd Co., Ga.