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Bug of the Month July 2017


Painted Lady Butterfly 

Final Painted Lady instar on sunflower NE of Med Hat (July 7) Photo: Rob Dunn

Our connections out in the field noticed some problems with Painted Lady butterfly larva. Although not a major agricultural pest, the larva can defoliate plants if the numbers get too high.

The Canola Council of Canada offers a great description of the insect in its Canola Encyclopedia and why they are a problem.

Painted Lady butterfly larvae on a pea-mustard intercrop (July 7). Photo: Rob Dunn
Adult Painted Lady



We also found this article for quick facts –
 7 Fascinating Facts About Painted Lady Butterflies