This Red Admiral butterfly is looking a bit ragged for sure. However, this male still had plenty of spunk and just wouldn't sit still. He made me work for this picture but it was worth the effort, as you can see. Insects just love them some purple coneflower!!
They're BIG fans of nettles, of which I am NOT. We have quite a bit of stinging nettles and I stay clear of it, for very good reason!