This is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail who has lost one of her "tails." Perhaps she had a narrow escape from the jaws of a hungry bird. The females of this species have pronounced blue chevrons on the hind wing, and come in both a yellow and a black variety. The males have darker black stripes and only a tiny amount of blue.
August 15th, 2017
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