Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)
The Sleepy Orange is anything but sleepy; this tiny butterfly stays busy moving from flower to flower. Its brilliant orange/yellow is a fabulous color for the summer. In the fall, its colors change as if to match the seasons’ color palate of tan to brick red. The upper-side of the wings are lined in black. The females are usually bigger than the males but not as brightly colored. The males enjoy puddling, so a water area near the garden would be a wonderful addition. This fast moving brilliant butterfly is a great visitor to any garden.