Long-tailed Skippers are aptly named, although you’ll occasionally find them without their tails. Their iridescent green backs provide a flash of color as they skip around your garden.
You can find this butterfly throughout most of the United States and all across Texas. I have seen it on any number of flowers included purple aster, blue greg’s mist, zinnias, and more.
The Gray Hairstreak is the most common hairstreak in Texas. You will see it everywhere: fields, flower gardens, in your backyard, and in the countryside. Still, it’s one of my favorites. At this point, it’s like an old friend.