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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)


  • BND: West Coast Lady; Vanessa annabella (Field, 1971)
  • BNA: West Coast Lady; Vanessa annabella
  • NDC: VAAN
  • Habitat: Riparian canyons from Rocky Mountains westward
  • Larval food: Varied; generally Malvaceae, but Urtica, Leguminosae, Labatae also reported
  • Adult flight: Multivoltine, appearing in ND if at all during late summer
  • References: Royer 150, Ferris & Brown 343, Scott 283 (as ssp. of V. carye)
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