I've always been attracted to butterflies. It probably says something about my nature. When I was a kid I spent time chasing butterflies with a net one of my uncles had made for a high school insect collection. I learned how to mount them on a board for display and at one time had quite a few. I used to be able to identify a large number of the ones common to the area where I grew up. The one in the photo is a Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae). The photo was taken at our home in northeast Texas a few years ago.
At that age -- maybe 6 or 7 years old -- I wasn't aware of their role as pollinators; no one had given me the speech about the birds and the bees.
Sometimes I find myself distracted by a butterfly flitting across my vision. On our small piece of the countrside we have a hay meadow bordered by woods. Along the edge (a very important area for wildlife) there are wildflowers and flowering trees/shrubs that attract pollinators. We also have allowed the milkweed to grow, relatively unchecked, as an attraction to the Monarchs which we find are using our meadow as a resource. (I posted about them last year - link here.) There have been many times I stopped my work and paused to watch a butterfly dancing among the flowers nearby. Whatever noise I was making didn't seem to deter them from their task.