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I just barely made it through the season finding all three Vanessa species
in Vermont. A Painted Lady (V. cardui) was nectaring in a nice patch of
alfalfa at the Chimney Point Bridge (to NY) in Addison on Saturday.  This
is a fine spot for fall butterflies. Monarchs (we saw four of them in about
30 minutes) cross Lake Champlain here on migration.

So, in a decidedly poor Vanessa year in Vermont, this brings me to a total
of 1 Painted Lady, 1 American Lady (V. virginiensis) and a grand total of 2
Red Admirals (V. atalanta) for the season. Yikes!

Bryan Pfeiffer


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