There are 2 types of butterflies around here that look very similar, and I find them hard to tell apart. They are the Monarch Butterfly, and Viceroy Butterfly.
Monarch Butterflies migrate to Northern Mexico every fall, and it can take up to 5 generations before the butterflies return to Canada, which means that the butterflies up here, may never make it to Mexico.
Monarch butterflies eat Milkweed, which suspects me to believe that I have more pictures of Viceroy butteflies, since I do not think Monarchs land on Asters, the blue and yellow flowers in my photos.
I have observed these butteflies my whole life, but know the Monarch is in decline due to more recent frost events in Mexico.
Here are my pictures.