I have not seen many butterflies in our yard this summer. Usually I can rely upon our fair sized Purple Cone Flower patch to host a few butterflies on sunny summer days, but for some reason this summer I have not as yet seen any butterflies there!
The hero flower patch today has been a few purple Gayfeather blooms ( aka Liatris).
Early this afternoon while scanning our flower beds I spied movement among the purple bristles of our Liatris spikes.
The two eyes on its Forward Wing are very distinctive!