West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)

The West Coast Lady is a medium-sized butterfly with orange-brown coloration with white spots. It can be found in fields, foothills, gardens and roadsides. The range of the West Coast Lady includes most of western North America, from southern British Colombia into Montana, Colorado, New Mexco and Baja California.

Wing spread: 1.5" - 1.25"

Host Plants: Plants in the mallow family, checkerbloom, hollyhock

West Coast Lady Butterfly ... wings open
West Coast Lady Butterfly

West Coast Lady Butterfly ... wings closed
West Coast Lady Butterfly ... wings closed
Photo by and courtesy of Alan Schmierer