Sorry... I'm obviously not the Padelfords... but Bordered Patch Butterflies are uncommon in Nebraska. They do stray into the state but if you see one it is a nice surprise. There was a relatively large influx of them last year. Southern Nebraska is considered the edge of their range.
---In <NEBirds...>, <789popbirdfine@...> wrote :
Hello Mr & Mrs Padelford, Today there is a boarded patch butterfly in my garden. Are they common to this area?
23rd & Washington