Painted Lady Butterfly
|These beautiful butterflies are among the most common and widespread of butterfly species in the world. They are found in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This species does not overwinter in Alaska, but migrates here each summer. Their migration patterns have not been studied. This one was found at the top of Bodenburg Butte, near Palmer, on September 3rd, 2002.|
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more recently, with a better camera:
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