A few minutes later I was trying to photo graph a Julia's Skipper when the big bright orange thing flew in. Ruddy Daggerwing was butterfly #110 for our yard. It was not far from our little blooming brush holly. The insignificant flowers of this spiny bush really attract the daggerwings at the National Butterfly Center. Maybe they drew in this one.
And then my first Mexican Yellow for the year fluttered around the red salvia.
A couple of Orange-barred Sulphurs were the first I've seen in a while.
Two Long-tailed Skippers show the variability in this species.
Finished up the day with 44 species.