Painted Lady or Thistle Butterfly (Vanessa cardui). Common to N. America & Euroasia. The top one from Cascade, CO in April 2003.
Photo Technical Data
The second photo (left thumbnail) was made by Martina Borchert from Marl, Germany on 7 August 2004 in Recklinghausen, Industrial District, Germany with a 2 M pixel Canon Digital IXUS 330 (PowerShot S330).
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