What do you call a group of butterflies? Depends who you ask. It could be a flutter. A kaleidoscope. A swarm. A rabble.
I like rabble — at least for what descended on my chives the other day.
Bumblebees had been over the flowers days earlier. I assumed they’d cleaned out the cupboard. Apparently not.
Twelve to 15 fritillaries with their long probosci (aka feeding tubes) found a sweet spot, one the bumblebees couldn’t reach.
Coming and going. Wings a-flutter. Bumping into each other. Hosing up the nectar.
Yup. Definitely a rabble.
Atlantis fritillary Speyeria atlantis