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Observation notes: Sighted a couple of these throughout the day. Mostly sunny with temps in the mid 80's. Very active during earlier part of the day nectaring on zinnia, marigold, dianthus, buddleia, and russian sage(pictured). Later part of the day (towards 3:30)they were less active and basked in shaded areas. In the dorsal view it is basking on a pineapple sage leaf.