The Painted Lady inhabits backyards and meadows throughout most of the world. Schoolchildren often recognize this butterfly, as raising these butterflies is a popular science activity in elementary classrooms. They inhabit open meadows and fields, disturbed areas and roadsides, and generally any sunny place that provides appropriate nectar and host plants. This beautiful specimen was very fond of these small flowers and paid me absolutely no mind while it fed. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ USA. I used the Nikon D3100 and the Nikon 105mm macro lens.