Too muggy to feel like autumn in the woods yet, sad to say. Several weeks of news and gripes to work through with my walk buddy this morning. Added to that the feeling that I've missed most of prime butterfly season at Oak Point. So here is the only photo catch of the day, a viceroy, that monarch mimic:

Viceroy missing scales
For sure? Yes, for sure. Viceroy.

Viceroy Oak Point in June 2013

Viceroy October 2015, probably Environmental Education Center

Viceroy in August 2014 Dallas Arboretum wetlands

Compare a monarch on mistflower:

Environmental Education Center October 2015

And a queen on mistflower for comparison, also a common butterfly in North Texas:

November 2012 Heard Nature Center

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