It hasn't been very cold this winter but there's been lots of cool drizzly days and not many butterflies. But today they were active so I spent some time in the yard and did pretty good. Here's my first Forida White for the year.
I saw a big grass skipper with some large white spots on the wings. I figured it was a Double-dotted Skipper. I was right.
An even bigger grass skipper with even more white spots was buzzing around the purple Duranta and our male papaya. Gotta be a Brazilian Skipper.
I think this big beautiful Monarch hatched from our garden. I saw a big caterpillar the other day.
We don't get Mazan's Scallopwing very often.
A Southern Skipperling seemed a little larger than usual.
This Celia's Roadside-Skipper was our first for the year.
The morning was humid and warm but then a little front blew through and brought a couple of American Ladies.
Thirty three species is the most we've had in a while.