I found this picture from a few weeks ago on my hard drive. I don't know why I never posted it before, but now I have.
I love this particular species of butterfly, the velvety black wings with the bright blue spots make a striking combination. This particular fellow is a bit battered, but still able to fly.
Originally there were three butterflies, however they fluttered away by the time I came back with the camera. I'm glad I was able to capture this one. It took several tries before I got a picture with the wings down/open. Thank you butterfly for staying put.