Found this feeding on Common Milkweed flowers. (I find these flowers and Red Raspberry flowers to be a insect magnets.)
It did not stay around long and I only got off one shot. I believe that is a Japanese Beetle photo-bombing the picture.
Initially was spotted while it was feeding on Leek flowers. Landed on a nearby fence where I was able to photograph it with the wings out. It was very skittish, did not like me getting close, but kept returning. I thought it was a butterfly judging by the way it held its wings at rest. The following day it was found resting on Red Raspberries leaves, about 15 feet from the first sighting. Now it rested like a moth. Tufts on legs very interesting.
Fuzzy galls on the underside of a Northern Red Oak leaf. I have observed some in previous years, but not nearly this many. A slight gust of wind and these looked like snow falling (October 10). Under the fuzz is a red kernel, about the size of a hackberry seed, or wild floribunda rose hip. Not crushable by squeezing in my fingers. Opening the kernel I found a small grub. My suspicion is a very small hymenoptera. Ants were observed harvesting the contents of the kernel, for food I assume (October 24). I collected some of the kernels and will keep them in a closed container until spring to see what emerges.
I love this one also
At feeder and feeding on salvia
Nectaring on Joe Pye weed
On Aug. 5, I found some eggs on a common milkweed, cut a 1" porting of leaf surrounding the egg and set it on some wet paper towels. Aug. 8 the eggs started showing black. Using a "smartphone microscope" (www.instructables.com) and an iPhone 5 with OS8, I was able to get a time lapse video of the caterpillar just as it exits the egg. I missed the exiting part unfortunately. After consuming most of the egg, the caterpillar wandered off, sometimes off the milkweed. Using a toothpick to return it to the host plant , I discovered they have a silk thread like other caterpillars.
Clusters were found huddling under a common milkweed leaf. Other leaves were completely skeletonized, almost down to nothing.