HUGE black & blue butterfly!
The bees and butterflies are out everyday lately. Yesterday a huge, 3" wingspan black beauty flew right in front of my face to land of a hanging basket of phlox right beside me. I was stepping over a low wall into my Little Garden and he didn't even flinch at my movement. He had bluish-grey blotches on the rear of the wings and a couple orange dots. Just gorgeous and not the slightest upset at my proximity. Sadly, no camera in hand. We're getting a lot of the big yellow ones with black wing edges lately, too. Also not afraid of human proximity.
Last year's Lantana was a real butterfly draw, but I haven't set any of it out this year. Must do that. The violet Pericallis in my Big Garden is really drawing bees this year, too.