Butterflies after Rain

We have been having some very dry weather lately, and today we had a small amount of rain.  Not nearly what the crops need, but the rain did bring the butterflies out in higher numbers than I have been seeing lately.

Some of the activity involved mudding, as with this black swallowtail.

The question mark butterfly has a natural camouflage, and seems somewhat colorless until you look at it closely.  But it is full of color when seen up close.

There were several silvery checkerspots flying around as well.

The iron week was in bloom, and it attracted this monarch.

And this silver-spotted skipper was working the blossoms.


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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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