These lovely pollinators are declining in numbers worldwide, due to loss of habitat. But, thanks to its wide climate range, Texas is home to more butterfly varieties than any other state.
Consider planting milkweed in your yard to attract and supply food for these important insects. This site has everything you need to know about that--https://texasbutterflyranch.com/2013/04/25/got-milkweed-updated-plant-guide-for-central-and-south-texas/Photo by resident T. Connors
These sites have tons of photos to help identify butterflies—