I was out tending my hosta bed when I noticed this recently emerged Red Spotted Admiral butterfly. I think its colors will be more distinct as it fluffs up a little.
I was lucky enough to capture the underside of the wings, too. Startling, how different the top and bottom sides are.
Not a very good photo, but this is the empty chrysalis case still attached to the hosta stem.
Just a few days before I was able to snap a picture of this little guy. The photo really looks fairy-like to me. I have no idea of its identity.