locked Re: >>>THREAD CLOSED<<< Painted Lady butterfly migration
I hope that wasn’t from a news outlet, since it’s erroneous. Sadly typical for most news outlets.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Painted lady butterfly adults are coming from the deserts, where they spent their immature stages eating native plants (mostly borages), pupating, and recently eclosed. They are emigrating (=exiting) from the desert; they do not migrate (migration includes a return trip).
I just returned from 3 days in Anza Borrego where they are in huge numbers. Many painted ladies along the way through Irvine to Orange today.
I’ve never seen birds eating them but I don’t doubt that they do. Saw many good birds in Anza Borrego but none on the painted ladies.
Mission Viejo, CA
Author, Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains
On Mar 12, 2019, at 12:27 PM, Alex Tolkachev <atolkachev@...> wrote: