|Sachem skipper/Atalopedes campestris|
The website's (slightly) more scientific approach characterizes it thusly: "The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 173 butterfly species from this region."
|Common Checkered Skipper/Pyrgus communis|
One hundred, seventy-three. Reader, that's a whole lot of butterflies.
Not that it works this way, but if I did manage to spot a different species and correctly identify one every single day? If I started the day I am writing this post (Saturday May 3rd), I wouldn't hit the end of the list until Wednesday, October 22nd.
|Clouded Sulphur/Colias philodice|
Twenty. Twenty out of one hundred seventy three.
|Hackberry Emperor/Asterocampa celtis. The host plant for this one is...you guessed it! Hackberry trees.|
|Common Buckeye/Junonia coenia|
|This teeny tiny specimen is resting in the pomegranate. Honestly, I have no idea what this is - not even sure if it is a butterfly or a moth!|