April 8th. I usually see a lot of Cloudless Sulphur (Pheobis sennae) butterflies in the Fall but I’ve seen several this Spring. Mostly they are on the move looking for food. Recently, I rode down Adcock Road in Walton County where there is a large swamp on Big Sandy Creek that is impounded by a beaver dam.
I found a beautiful display of Trumpet Honeysuckle flowering at the edge of the swamp.
I had to stop and take some photos.
As I was standing there, a Cloudless Sulphur flew up to feed on the flowers. It flitted from flower to flower and I had trouble keeping up with it.
Then it stopped on a flower directly in front of me and stayed long enough in this beautiful pose.
- Butterflies and Moths of North America: Phoebis sennae