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.
Shares some coloration and markings with the American Lady and Painted Lady.
Wing spread: 1.5" - 1.25"
Host Plants: Plants in the mallow family, nettles, checkerbloom, hollyhock
|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)