Can't even tell if it's Chlosyne of Speyeria, wouldn't let me get close.
Single adult observed flying through location. Low 80sF, mostly overcast.
Multiple eggs and two early instar larvae observed on Asclepias curassavica. Two adults, one confirmed male, observed flying through area, sparring with each other, or nectaring on Gomphrena globosa fireworks or Bidens alba. Upper 80sF, mostly overcast.
Nymphalidae is the largest family of butterflies with about 6,000 species distributed throughout most of the world. These are usually medium sized to large butterflies. Most species have a reduced pair of forelegs and many hold their colourful wings flat when resting. They are also called brush-footed butterflies or four-footed butterflies. Many species are brightly colored and include popular species such as the emperors, admirals, tortoiseshells, and fritillaries. However, the underwings are in contrast often dull...