Fiery Skipper, American Painted Lady, and Red Admiral Butterflies



I had quite a few Butterflies in the backyard today, much more so than normal.  The Zinnia garden is attracting many insects including Honeybees, Carpenter Bees, and of course, Butterflies.  The Lantana also appears to be a Butterfly favorite.

This is an American Painted Lady on a Red Zinnia flower.

American Painted Lady Butterfly On Red Zinnia

American Painted Lady Butterfly On Red Zinnia

Although I’ve seen them in the backyard before, I don’t believe I’ve ever taken a picture of the Red Admiral Butterfly.  This one was really drawn to the Lantana, and from the looks of the hind wings, it looks like it’s seen better days.

Red Admiral On Lantana

Red Admiral On Lantana

Red Admiral Butterfly On Old Purple Coneflower

Red Admiral Butterfly On Old Purple Coneflower

Last, but not least is a Fiery Skipper Butterfly.  These things are always a challenge to photograph as they don’t stay in one place for very long.

Fiery Skipper Butterfly On Lantanta

Fiery Skipper Butterfly On Lantanta

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