Epargyreus clarus, the silver-spotted skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is claimed to be the most recognized skipper in North America. E. clarus occurs in fields, gardens, and at forest edges and ranges from southern Canada throughout most of the United States.
Phoebis sennae, the cloudless sulphur or cloudless giant sulphur, is a mid-sized butterfly in the family Pieridae found in the New World. There are several similar species such as the yellow angled-sulphur (Anteos maerula), which has angled wings, statira sulphur (Aphrissa statira), and other sulphurs, which are much smaller.
Captured in my backyard Butterfly Garden. They are quite fast and don’t usually stay still long on flowers for extended period.
They mostly inhabit deciduous forest and citrus orchards. They are only capable of overwintering in Florida and the deep South. This one has lost one of its tail probably defending himself from predators.
One of the giant swallowtail’s most notable features is its size, and is the largest butterfly in North America. A beautiful butterfly by all accounts. The underside of the wings is yellow with accents of black.
Red-bodied swallowtails are butterflies in the swallowtail family. They are generally found in Asia
Profile of a butterfly on a leaf.
Looking at this species in B&W and giving it a new perspective.
Shot in my backyard Butterfly garden.
Another butterfly to grab the nectar from this flower.