These gorgeous creatures,
are Grey Buckeye Butterflies,
a newly identified sub-species, found in south western North America. The species was first identified in 2016.
Grey Buckeyes are genetically and morphologically distinct and from Eastern Buckeye Butterflies.
All I know is they are beautiful and I love having them here!
Cheers to you from the beautiful Grey Buckeyes~
For More Information on the identification of this new species see: