They were rare sightings back in Pittsburgh. I don’t ever remember seeing them in the New York City metropolitan area or in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.
Here in Georgia, they are that big word, ubiquitous, seen alot, in most places. They fly low, fly away on your approach, in sum, a very at arms length butterfly.
This one here, she was seen in the Butterflies & Blooms Briar Patch Habitat in Eatonton, Georgia. I see many more males than females, so this gal, preoccupied with lantana blossoms, was a nice capture, on a hot sunny Georgia morning.