Butterfly bushes bringing many butterflies

One of two types of Butterflies seen arounf the garden
THE MOST COMMON TYPE SEEN IN MY GARDEN, AT TIME 50 OR MORE FLOATING AROUND
An unknown visitor, Any guesses?
A shot of the garden, with some of the cardboard showing before being covered with mulch.

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  • Evelyn R Evelyn R on Mar 01, 2014
    the unknown visitor is a sphinx moth
  • Charlotte Belange Charlotte Belange on Jan 15, 2015
    What is the name of a butterfly bush?
    • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jan 16, 2015
      @Charlotte Belange I'm not sure I understand your question, Charlotte. Most plants commonly referred to as butterfly bushes are members of the genus Buddleja (or Buddleia). It is considered a Class C noxious weed in Washington state. As such, it is probably best not planted in Washington, but if you are going to, make sure to seek out a sterile hybrid like "Miss Molly" or "Silver Anniversary."
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