Butterfly (probably great spangled fritillary) on butterflyweed 3
This seems to be a great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele). I thank mudder_bbc (see comment below) for the identification.
From my wife's flower garden. This orange butterfly was a little the worse for wear. Note the piece of wing missing. Perhaps a bird almost got it. It was collecting nectar on our Asclepias tuberosa flowers.
There's also an ant in the photo.
Thanks for looking! Isn't God a great artist?