not at all sure what this is but there are two duskywings "on the wing" Funeral and Sleepy according to local website.
Mourning Cloaks have to be one of the more difficult butterflies to photograph if you don't trap them. Hopefully one day I will get a better picture.
This species is called Eastern Black Swallowtail according to Dale Clark, Dallas County Lepidopterist's Society webpage.
This guy is quite beat up. He looks so shiny like all his scales are worn off. I had to turn the pictures upside down to look at him in a view that made it possible to compare to other pictures.
Prairie Fest, Tandy Hills Natural Area
I am interested in seeing what kind of pollinators people find in their area. Some think it is just honey bees, but it is so much more than that.
Butterflies, skippers, moths, , birds, bats, beetles, flies, mosquitoes, ants, wasps and bees.
What are you seeing on the flowers right now?