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.
Ugly-nest Caterpillar on Chokecherry, it's primary host plant.
This is the first time I've ever seen the adult form.
Larval form. The Arrowwood in the park are being devastated by these things.
99% sure this is a European Skipper larvae I found sheltering in Common Milkweed.
Apparently it's world turtle day.