For those of us who are confused by butterfly identification, this is a great link with a quiz to reinforce learning.
The National Wildlife Federation published these helpful photos and descriptions. Click here to see the entire entry.
And, if you have time, click through to the other educational links they provide within the text.
When out in the garden we see all of these but by the time we look up from our task the butterflies have sensed our presence and moved on to the next set of pollen providing flowers!
The butterflies that spent the winter under leaf cover are showing themselves on these warm March days but the migrating varieties have yet to show themselves.