April's Butterfly Flitty Friend
Meet The Two Barred Flasher!
Seen here on our Purple Porter weed, it is quite the beauty! With wings fully open they are just over two inches across, so you need to keep an eye out for the little brown wings flitting about. Seen from the right angle, their shimmering blue torso is stunning!
When reading up on this butterfly (links below) they range from Argentina to The Rio Grande Valley, with a few straying a little further north. Conservation is recommended in our area, as habitat is threatened.
For those of us looking to attract them to our yard, here’s a little info for you:
They like water areas, like rivers and streams, so our pond seemed to do the trick. And of course, they need a food source…flower nectar is obvious, but one source stated that they eat bird droppings…who knew!
As a year round resident, they can be seen at most of our Butterfly centers in the RGV, and hopefully coming to a yard near you!
It's been suggested, and we love the idea, to incorporate the butterfly's host plant color into your creation!
So, here are a few Lamb's Loom shop yarn suggestions for your project! Come by and get yours, or give us a call and we will ship to you...and as always, feel free to dive into your own stash! ☺