Since I spend a bit of my time appreciating wild flowers and garden flowers, it makes sense that I would notice a lot of butterflies and other pollinators. Many of us design gardens or flower beds with the intention of attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. The Image Gallery of Butterflies and Moths of North America is a great resource for identification help.
A common butterfly for us here in south central Pennsylvania is the Great Spangled Fritillary. Here, one butterfly poses rather bat-like.
The inside butterfly wing patterns usually differ from the outer wing designs.
This butterfly might be missed when you look at it on edge.
Typically, we don’t see this view of a butterfly.
Side view of the great spangled fritillary butterfly.
Frontal view of the great spangled fritillary butterfly.
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly head shot. Check out those eyes!
In case you’re butterflied out, here’s a double tiger lily with a visitor lurking in the shadows.
Beautiful orange double tiger lily.