Butterfly sighting

Aug 4 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: My yard in Allenton
Washington County

Very humid morning, rain in the afternoon. The Red-spotted purple was spending a lot of time on American bittersweet so I checked the leaves after she left and she had deposited eggs! I didn't know bittersweet was one of their larval food plants. Also saw 2 hummingbird clearwings

Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple