Like so many of you, I see these guys nearly everyday in my yard in the summer. They are reported to be one of the most recognizable butterflies in eastern North America. And no wonder. With that bright yellow wingspan and bold black stripes, it is very eye catching. Apparently eye catching to its predators too as evidenced by the missing pieces of its right wing that I imagine have been bitten off by pursuing birds. Glad to see that the butterfly bush is living up to its name as a butterfly attractor.