Second of the year in the middle of the street. I wonder if these guys are going to have as big a flight year as the Red Admirals have.
First of the year.
Standing guard over a nest.
About 1cm long.
This is the first time I've ever seen the adult form.
99% sure this is a European Skipper larvae I found sheltering in Common Milkweed.
Ugly-nest Caterpillar on Chokecherry, it's primary host plant.
Larval form. The Arrowwood in the park are being devastated by these things.
Apparently it's world turtle day.