I hadn’t seen my brother Carl in several months, and I was getting the urge to chase butterflies near where he lives. So I called him up. Carl brought his son John and I brought my son Max. I was the only one of the group into butterflies, but they all seemed to like the walk.
A hackberry emperor flew out and introduced itself to us. It landed on each one of us at least once. Here is Carl, with the butterfly near his pants pocket.
I think he was taking a picture of me, taking a picture of him.
Here it is up close.
Hackberry emperors seem to be attracted to large, sweaty mammals. And it found those in abundance today.