I think this butterfly is called a Gulf Fritillary, and if you want to challenge me, feel free. This is new turf for us. Over the summer we've had a half dozen different types of butterflies, and each time we're like little kids. I do my best not to miss any new visitors and have gotten in the habit of keeping one of the Lumix cameras near the back door.
When we built the garden last February we had no idea of the fun we'd have. Now the trick seems to be having the right plants. Different plants attract different visitors and thanks to LUMIX I rarely miss anything! And, while the butterflies come to feed during the day, nothing beats a glass of wine and an evening shot just after sunset.