I live in Kansas and we have a lot of butterflies around here, but I’ve never seen one anywhere near the size of the one that was waiting for me when I got home from work.
I spotted him on the rose trellis by my back door. Hindsight here, I should have tried to hold up a ruler while taking the picture of the butterfly but, well, hindsight. Need I say more?
The trellis links are 2 inches apart so he easily has a wing span of 4 inches plus. I’ve no idea what type of butterfly this is. I’m guessing he’s come up from South America or at least Mexico. Anybody want to hazard a guess?