Last year, in my yard, I got a Variegated Fritillary, some Skippers, and right down the alley, some Giant Swallowtails. This year I’m starting earlier and have a new one that I had to identify on the internet. These photos are of a Painted Lady!
There may have been 2. They’re fast and they’re hungry! Once again, as last year, they’re loving the lantana.
So I wrote another bad haiku in their honor:
Guzzles sweet nectar juices
And the Skippers are back, too! And probing. You can see their proboscises better by clicking on the photos.