Is this a Red Admiral?
I saw this one nectaring on my dragons blood sedum this morning, which I thought was very odd. Then I realized that on Monday we had 50mph winds and it emptied my hummingbird nectar all over the flower bed, and it must of been the nectar it was after. Pictures taken with my iphone so not to great. I have never seen one here before, do you think it is a male or female? I do have a butterfly bush in bloom, but I don't think I have anything planted that it would use as a host plant... So exciting to see something other than a BST.