The butterflies are here, but more evident are their larvae.
The meadows are full of Agalinis and the plants are full of caterpillars.
American Painted Lady pupae on Rabbit Tobacco
American Painted Lady Vanessa virginiensis
The name was shortened to 'American Lady' but the butterfly is the same.
Both the American Lady and the Buckeye are Brushfoot butterflies. The host plants shown are only some of the plants Brushfoot caterpillars use for food.