West Coast Lady is one of three “lady” butterflies in California. It has several flights throughout the year and is often seen on open ground. It is a strong flyer and will generally retreat quickly when approached. The West Coast Lady larvae feed primarily on nettle (Urtica sp.) and Cheeseweed (Malva sp.). This original drawing is done on Duralene with colored pencil and gouache. Framed in a beautiful barn wood frame and ready to hang!