The colouring on the Viceroy butterfly closely resembles that on the Monarch butterfly. The difference is in the black smile across the lower wing.
Late summer blooms can found in a field or in a yard.
Butterfly larvae feasti on cmmon milkweed in the garden.
Pollinator friendly blooms fill this week’s vase of flowers.
Bumble bee on Blue Globe Thistle
Painted Lady butterfly amongst the Echinacea
Happy honey bees