West Coast Lady

Vanessa annabelle
True Brushfoots

Appearance: Above, forewing outer costal (leading edge) bar is orange (white on other Ladies) and the hindwing has 3 or 4 blue submarginal spots. Below, spots on hindwing are subdued on a mottled background.

Size: Medium; 1 1/2 to 1 7/8 inches

Habitat: Open fields, meadows, roadsides, gardens and urban and suburban areas

Season: All year on west coast, probably just 1 brood along the Front Range

Larval Foodplant: Mallows

Did You Know…
This species winters along the west coast and migrates eastward as far as the Front Range.

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