At last - A Red Spotted Purple!

A Red Spotted Purple has been hanging out in the yard for a few hours now. I think I got a few good pictures of it. A big Question Mark came and scared it away though! Red Spotted Purple Otherwise mostly Painted Ladies still - 9 of them in front of the house on the sedum at one time! - and lots of skippers. The last Monarch I had pupating emerged from its chrysalis today. It was a female. I got a picture of it. Of course, I still may get more. The milkweed is still doing real well. There is a bunch of first instar Black Swallowtail caterpillars on my parsley and fennel too. A pretty brown/grey preying mantis has been sitting on a blackeye susan all day, I got a picture. Preying Mantis