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.

west coast lady
The side view of these butterflies is fascinating because of the intricate patterns in the wings.

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

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