Here's a sampling of our most common visitors this summer, and the flowers they love. Note that two of the plants are non native invasives, Buddliea and an unidentified mint. While some of my best sightings lately have come from these plants, I do not recommend planting them in your yard, there are plenty of native alternatives that are just as desirable to the butterflies, any of the dozen or so Agastaches, native mints, Monarda, Echinachea, and Rudbeckia are just a few.
This Northern Cloudywing may look drab, but it's really kinda smokey and mysterious
(on Catnip) edit: or maybe it's a Duskywing!
Red Banded Hairstreak, has a jumpy flight pattern like a moth
Spicebush Swallowtail on Agastache "Blue Blazes"
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, female black form on Agastache "Blue Blazes"
Tiny and beautiful Pearl Crescent on mint along the river
Zabulon Skipper on Agastache "Ava"
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at the Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden
unidentified skipper on mint down by the river
hard to tell, but likely a Clouded Sulfur, on Ironweed
Buckeye on mint along the river
Not a butterfly yet, Black Swallowtail, munching on dill