West Coast Lady  (three photos)
Vanessa annabella

west coat lady butterfly
According to the wonderful book "Butterflies through Binoculars The West," the
West Coast Lady differs from the Painted Lady in a couple of ways.  She is smaller
 and has a "black bar that completely crosses the FW cell." --that would be the black
bar that is toward the front of the front wing on the very bottom in this photo.
©Carol Davis 8-27-2009, Strawberry Res., Wasatch County, Utah

west coast lady
The side view of these butterflies is fascinating because of the intricate
 patterns in the wings. © Carol Davis 8-27-2009, Strawberry Res., Utah


West Coast lady
              butterfly
I found this slightly-worn little beauty on Antelope Island. © Carol Davis, 9-24-06

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