There are whites and browns 
azures and sulphurs.

swallowtails  longtails
cloudywings  duskywings

commas and question marks
alpine blues and tanana arctics

pearly-eyes  buckeyes
tortoiseshells  checkerspots

Californian sisters  painted ladies
queens and monarchs, admirals and satyrs

fritillaries  elfins  hairstreaks 
blue moons and mourning cloaks

a whole fleet of skippers–
grizzled, fiery and dingy

Next time, we’ll cover the moths . . .