European Skippers have emerged and taken over Wylie Road! Thousands were seen today in every puddle and damp spot and covering flowers as well!
I have read that this species is introduced and outnumbers any other species in some places. I have never seen so many butterflies in one area and wouldn't be surprised if I never do again.
Although I tried not to run over them it was impossible not to. They flew up in huge clouds around my car.
There were a few of our native species too. The most numerous being Cabbage Whites. Maybe 5 White Admirals, 5 Tiger Swallowtails, a few Monarchs and a few Viceroys. Several other small species were seen but not identified.