She is resting in the Habitat flora on a hostplant. Males have been making their moves on her, fine as she is, and between nectaring and shooing suitors, she must be bushed. Judging from her distended abdomen, she may well have a goodly number of Viceroy caterpillar eggs developing. That must make the attention of those males all the more exasperating. Don’t they get it?
We are in the Butterflies & Blooms Habitat in Eatonton, and Georgia sports those especially colorful Viceroy butterflies that the South is so proud of.
Hiding, the morning sunlight nicely streaks through her hindwings, and I like that. I like this little vignette, seen on summer morning in one of the most beautiful places east of the Mississippi. Do Not doubt me.