|American White Admiral is now regarded as conspecific with Red-spotted Purple, its more southerly counterpart.|
|This beautiful Black Swallowtail was feeding on clover near Solon.|
UPDATE I managed to photograph some more butterflies today (30 July) while out with Michael J Good from Down East Nature Tours on Mount Desert Island, Maine (a great way to spend a morning):
|Clouded Sulphur immediately recalls the more familiar (and closely related) Clouded Yellow from Europe.|
|I've tentatively identified this insect as Common Wood-Nymph, a variable and widespread American species.|
|The impressively large and beautiful Monarch, king of all North American butterflies.|
|And finally this Question Mark (think variation on Comma ...), photographed in White Mountain National Forest,|
New Hampshire, just before we arrived in Maine.