2018 release. The Painted Lady Butterfly is a remarkable and mysterious little creature. It's flamboyant coloration and wing ornamentation makes it one of the world's most beautiful insects. But, it is it's incredible migration, which spans over 9,000 miles and six generations, that makes it so intriguing. The journey of these miniscule travelers inspired trumpeter/composer Michael Leonhart to write and record his Painted Lady Suite for the Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO).