Status in Nova Scotia
Varies: absent some years, abundant other years.
Migrants first arrive in late April. Two or three broods; flies until early November.
Gardens, roadsides, clearings, fields.
Asters, knapweed, thistles and other members of the aster family. Has been observed feeding on Burdock (Arctium
sp.) in Nova Scotia.
Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Similar to American Lady
This is one of the most widespread of butterflies, occurring on all continents except Australia and Antarctica. It is called "The Cosmopolitan" in some areas.