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Observation notes: Mostly clear sky, about 85 degrees, humidity about 80%. Suburban neighborhood, east side of house. The butterfly was drinking from a bright orange cone-flower cultivar, then flew out of sight. Nearby were large pin oaks, sweet gums, maples, holly bushes, rosemary, thyme, lesser periwinkle, and not-yet-blooming ironweed, wingstem, and arrow-wood viburnum.