Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
These dark winged beauties have a rapid, erratic flight pattern. They are hard to follow but stop frequently for nectar and to bask in the sun. Males enjoy sipping nutrients from moist areas, commonly known as puddling. They got their well-suited name from the host plants they consume; Blue Wild Indigos and White Wild Indigos. These lovely butterflies will be an enjoyable guest in every garden.