I waited patiently to get the perfect shot of one but I couldn't quite capture it with wings outstretched.
But I enjoyed their acrobatics as they danced around their favorite flower, the Gomphrena globosa 'fireworks'.
The clusters of tubular flowers which hide among magenta bracts are perfect for the long proboscis of the butterfly.
We have other evening visitors in the garden too. The goldfinches swing back and forwards as they feed on the Texas sunflowers and last night we had a new bird visitor, which we identified as the Indigo bunting. The blue flash as it flew to feed on the sunflowers was unmistakeable. We must get into the habit of taking the binoculars to dinner.