How fast do Painted Lady butterflies fly? Nick August 18, 2020 20:55 Updated Painted Ladies are fast flyers, they can reach speeds of nearly 30 miles per hour! Related articles How far can painted ladies fly? How long does it take for a butterfly’s wings to harden after emergence? Can I open my Cup of Caterpillars™ What kind of butterfly does Insect Lore provide? What kind of fruit can my butterflies eat? Comments 0 comments Please sign in to leave a comment.