One of our largest butterflies, the Spicebush Swallowtail lives in forest edges, meadows, fields and along streams---and occasionally is seen in gardens, mainly in the north-eastern USA. It likes Joe Pye weed, jewel weed and honeysuckle and, it appears, Purple Cone Flowers (echinacea)
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Please forgive my indulgence-- I managed some 30 + shots of her before I got too hot and tired---and did not have time today to prepare something else! Enjoy!