Late summer/ early autumn is an excellent time for butterflies. A visit to the small Lantana patch near the road on a sunny day yielded more than a dozen species within half an hour.
From the large Monarch,
Lemon Migrant (lots of them!),
and Blue-banded Eggfly
to the smaller Caper Gull,
and even smaller Dusky Knight.
Several species of ‘Blues’ (family Lycaenidae) are tiny, like this Purple Cerulean (wingspan 23mm)
and the Small Green-banded Blue.
but most are getting ready to pupate