Late Summer 2003 Painted Lady Outbreak:
North-Central United States

Provisional map showing locations of "high" (blue points) and "lower" (lavender points) densities of Vanessa cardui as of October 7, 2003. White points show locations where few or no V. cardui had been observed. Additional sightings and more information on how this distribution changes over time will be added later.

Late Summer 2003 Painted Lady Outbreak Map

The following two tables show dates, locations, and geographic coordinates corresponding to the points shown on this map, and includes the observers who provided these sightings. The first table shows locations where large numbers of Painted Ladies were observed.

Date
Location
St./Pr.
Latitude (N)*
Longitude (W)*
Flight Direction
Observer
Sept. 5, 2003

Franklin

IN
39.48
-86.05

.

Vickie Dykhuizen

Sept. 12, 2003

Burnsville

MN
44.77
-93.28
West

Kathy Sidles

Sept. 12, 2003

Saint Paul

MN
44.9468
-93.1260

.

Ann Mongoven

Sept. 13, 2003

Linn Grove

IA
42.89
-95.25

.

Marian A. McNabb

Sept. 15, 2003

Minneapolis

MN
44.97
-93.23
North

Karen Oberhauser

Sept. 15, 2003

Sioux Falls

SD
43.55
-96.70

.

Thea Ryan

Sept. 15, 2003

Herndon

VA
38.97
-77.39

.

Mona Miller

Sept. 15, 2003

Sioux Falls

SD
43.55
-96.70

.

Mary Babcock

Jun. 23 - Oct. 9, 2003

Ames

IA
42.0131
-93.6535
West, 8/23 NNW & SSE,9/6; SSE 9/14-9/28

Royce J. Bitzer

Sept. 15, 2003

Bloomington

MN
44.84
-93.30

.

Jeff Olson

Sept. 15, 2003

Chincoteague

VA
37.93
-75.38

.

Mona Miller

Sept. 3-15, 2003

Lawrence

KS
38.96
-95.24

.

Chip Taylor

Sept. 15, 2003

Des Moines

IA
41.60
-93.66

.

Kathleen Ziemer

Sept. 15, 2003

Mishawaka

IN
41.66
-86.16

.

Cliff Zenor

Sept. 16, 2003

Lincoln

NE
40.80
-96.67

.

Rosemary Thornton

Sept. 16, 2003

Valentine

NE
42.88
-100.55

.

Rosemary Thornton

Sept. 16, 2003

West Chicago

IL
41.884
-88.203

.

Barry Stark

Sept. 16, 2003

St. Charles

IL
41.91
-88.31

.

Barry Stark

Sept. 16, 2003

Morton Arboretum, Lisle

IL
41.8145
-88.0709

.

Barry Stark

Sept. 16, 2003

Glencoe

IL
42.14
-87.76

.

James Bellanca

Sept. 16, 2003

Washara County

WI
43.90
-89.28
no direction noted

Mike Reese

Sept. 15, 2003

Evergreen Park

IL
41.72
-87.70

.

Ozzy

Sept. 17, 2003

Milwaukee

WI
43.04
-87.91

.

Mary Beth McCormack

Sept. 17, 2003

Waukesha

WI
43.01
-88.23

.

Addie Carlsen

Sept. 18, 2003

Shawano

WI
44.78
-88.61

.

Dan and Donna Everson

Sept. 17, 2003

Oak Park

IL
41.89
-87.78

.

Alcuin Montessori, Room 9 Junior Elementary Class

Sept. 9, 2003

Stillwater

MN
45.06
-92.81

.

Dean Hansen

Sept. 17, 2003

Beverly Shores

IN
41.69
-86.98
Southwest

E.M. Knight

Sept. 16-17, 2003

Racine

WI
42.73
-87.78
South?

Hannelore Artiomow

Sept. 15, 2003

Lafayette

IN
40.42
-86.88
South, 9-10 in 30 min.

Katie Wadley

Sept. 20, 2003

Williamsburg

IA
41.66
-92.01

.

Sandy Wyrick

Sept. 18, 2003

Taltree Arboretum, Valparaiso

IN
41.4425
-87.1526
no direction noted

Dan Weinberg

Sept. 13, 2003

Decorah

IA
43.31
-91.79

.

Jeanne Edwards

July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 2003

Webster City

IA
42.46
-93.82

.

Valerie Stallbaumer

July 16, 23, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 2003

Jewell

IA
42.31
-93.64

.

Valerie Stallbaumer

July 16-Oct. 3, 2003

Ames

IA
42.03
-93.61

.

Valerie Stallbaumer

Aug. 21, 2003

Richfield

MN
44.88
-93.28

.

Geoffrey Reiff

late July-Sept. 27, 2003

Newbergh

IN
37.95
-87.24

.

Lynda Johnston

Sept. 15, 2003

Kalamazoo

MI
42.2831
-85.6119

.

Julie Stahlhut

Sept. 8-22, 2003

Mishawaka

IN
41.66
-86.16

.

Michelle L. Werntz

Sept. 21, 2003

55th and Lake Michigan, Chicago

IL
41.796
-87.578

.

Dan Weinberg

Sept. 28, 2003

Middletown

OH
39.52
-84.40

.

Jen

Sept. 24, 2003

Fernald, Ross Township

OH
39.3056
-84.6792

.

Michelle Waller

Sept. 5, 2003

Sycamore

IL
41.99
-88.69

.

Michael Chapman

Oct. 1, 2003

Grinnell

IA
41.75
-92.72

.

David Archer

Sept. 14, 2003

Dawson

IA
41.84
-94.22

.

Janey Spangler

Sept. 16, 2003

Duluth

MN
46.78
-92.11

.

Larry Weber

Sept. 20, 2003

Albert Lea

MN
43.65
-93.37

.

Allen Batt

Sept. 26, 2003

Land Between the Lakes, Honker Bay Trail

KY
36.90
-88.02

.

R & P Venable (NABA)

Sept. 7, 2003

Hawkeye Wildlife Area, Johnson Co.

IA
41.78
-91.68

.

C. Edwards (NABA)

Sept. 14, 2003

Buffalo Co.

WI
44.46
-91.80

.

M. O'Connor (NABA)

Sept. 14, 2003

Busch Wildlife Area, Saint Charles

MO
38.71
-90.71

.

J. Ziebol, Y. Homeyer (NABA

Aug. 30, 2003

Sand Ridge State Forest, Mason Co.

IL
40.2251
-90.0112

.

R & R Bell (NABA)

July 15-16, 2003

Black Hills National Forest, near Deadwood

SD
44.38
-103.66

.

Anonymous (NABA)

July 18, 2003

Custer State Park, near Hill City

SD
43.70
-103.44

.

Anonymous (NABA)

Sept. 13, 2003

Beaman

IA
42.22
-92.82

.

Kevin Bine

Oct. 2, 2003

Crown Center, Kansas City

MO
39.0821
-94.5803

.

Elizabeth Brown

Sept. 10, 2003

Minneapolis

MN
44.98
-93.26

.

Robert Dana

Sept. 15-Oct. 6, 2003

Gahanna

OH
40.02
-82.88

.

Rob Thorn

Oct. 7, 2003

Grafton

WI
43.330
-87.931

.

Jim Traugott

Sept. 25, 2003

Saint Louis; Missouri Botanical Garden

MO
38.613
-90.26

.

Ilse Gebhard

*Longitude and latitude are shown in degrees and decimal fractions of degrees.

 

The second table below shows locations where relatively few ("background level") or no Painted Ladies were observed.

Date
Location
St./Pr.
Latitude (N)*
Longitude (W)*
Number observed
Observer
Sept. 15, 2003

Herndon

VA
38.97
-77.39
None

Mona Miller

Sept. 16, 2003

Washington

MI
42.72
-83.04
2 (possibly released)

Gail Romines

Sept. 20, 2003

Jeptha Lake Preserve, 2.5 miles east of Breedsville

MI
42.3493
-86.0125
3

Ilse Gebhard

Sept. 20, 2003

Sand Creek Preserve, Kalamazoo Co.

MI
42.37
-85.70
1

Ilse Gebhard

Sept. 21, 2003

1.5 miles northeast of Scotts

MI
42.2091
-85.3903
1

Ilse Gebhard

Sept. 23, 2003

Sand Creek Preserve

MI
42.37
-85.70
1

Ilse Gebhard

Oct. 1, 2003

U. of Kentucky, Lexington

KY
38.03
-84.51
None

John Obrycki


This page was created on September 23, 2003, and most recently updated on October 13, 2003.