B-Flies in the ‘Hood

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:

Probing proboscis
Guzzles sweet nectar juices
Happy butterfly

And the Skippers are back, too! And probing. You can see their proboscises better by clicking on the photos.

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9 thoughts on “B-Flies in the ‘Hood

  1. All that probing makes this kind of a sexy post! 😉

    Beautiful photos. Butterflies really do put a smile on my face every single time one flutters around.

  2. Hi Candace,
    Lucky you, butterflies already! You have to be fast to catch those gems. Love the interesting markings on the Painted Lady. Obviously how she got her name.
    Spring in n WI is spelled crazy, as we got snow yesterday! So, enjoy that wonderful spring that you have:)

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