Yesterday I went back to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
It is almost the end of the butterfly season there. Each year for the
past few years they have had a live butterfly exhibit called
"Butterflies Alive". Something that is done other places too, but from
what I have seen their exhibit is particularly nice.
In addition to getting some shots I am very happy with, I was
finally able to identify this guy.
He is from Texas or Northern Mexico.
And, I found out that it was not that they are not documented
well online, it is just that I did not recognize the images on
the butterfly sites. Most of the images are taken with the
wings stretched out making them look more of a classic butterfly shape.
But, with the exception of a few basking in the sun, they seem
to rarely hold their wings that way. They have a more stealth appearance
in real life.