Busy day today as we have friends coming over for dinner, lots of housework and food prep going on. Still time to catch some butterflies which have finally turned up on my buddlea. A red admiral and a large White!
Butterflies have shown an amazing range of color preference between the various species, but as a general rule, flowers that are white, pink, purple, red, yellow and orange attract the most butterflies. Blue to green flowers are universally the least favorite flower color. Some evidence indicates that butterflies may learn which color flowers tend to produce their favorite types of nectar, using color as a visual cue when hunting for these plants.