West Coast Lady
The West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella) is a medium-sized butterfly with orange-brown coloration with white spots. It can be found in fields, foothills, gardens and roadsides. The range of the West Coast Lady includes most of western North America, from southern British Colombia into Montana, Colorado, New Mexco and Baja California.
Wing spread: 1.5" - 1.25"
Host Plants: Plants in the mallow family, nettles, checkerbloom, hollyhock
West Coast Lady Butterfly Life Cycle Stages and Times
|Egg stage||4 to 14 days|
|Caterpillar (larval) stage||2 to 4 weeks|
|Chrysalis (pupal) stage||7 to 14 days|
|Adult butterfly stage||6 to 20 days|
West Coast Lady Butterfly ... dorsal view
West Coast Lady Butterfly ... ventral view