The Painted Lady Butterfly is also known by the name(s) of: Cosmopolitan, Thistle Butterfly.
The Painted Lady Butterfly is typically 1.9 inches to 2.8 inches (50mm to 73mm) in size. We have associated the following descriptors / identifiers to this insect: brown, orange, white, black, pink, tan, blue, yellow, spots, eyespots, rose, pink, multicolored, flying.
This insect can be found in the following North American states / territories: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico..
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Painted Lady Butterfly. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.