Caterpillar foods: Everlasting (Gnaphalium obtusifolium), Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margariteacea), Pussy Toes (Antennaria plantaginifolia), Wormwood (Artemisia), Ironweed (Vernonia), Burdock (Arctium) (BAMONA)
Here’s a very good chart which shows the differences in wing patterns between Painted Ladies, and American Painted Ladies.
Overwinters in the south, and moves north in early spring.
5/17/2007 eggs on Pussytoes
5/26/2007 caterpillar leaf shelter
9/10/2010 flower petal shelter on Everlasting (Gnaphalium obtusifolium)
9/10/2010 caterpillar in flower petal shelter on Everlasting
6/7/2007 caterpillar in web shelter on Pussytoes
7/2/2007 chrysalis just before emergence
7/2/2007 adult just after emerging