My sons are working detasseling jobs this summer. Seed corn companies hire high-school and college aged kids to pull the male flower–the tassel–off of a corn plant to prevent pollination. The corn plants are pollinated from rows of corn of a different variety planted near to the detasseled corn.
Walking through corn fields is a dirty business. Eric got his shoes all muddy and washed them off and left them outside to dry. A butterfly found the shoes and was attracted to the moisture.
So I was treated to a butterfly show when I got home tonight.
This is a summer azure, Celastrina neglecta.