The Viceroy Butterfly visits once in awhile. It is easy to mistake it for a Monarch at a quick glance. The Monarch doesn’t have that line across it’s hind wings.
Their color is much richer than the Monarch’s.
This one didn’t mind posing…but wouldn’t spread it’s wings for very long.
I believe their host plant is a Willow and I don’t have any in my yard, so they don’t come in very often. I guess it was after my Buddleia plant.
Pretty little fellow…guess I’ll have to plant some Willow to keep them coming.