Spicebush Swallowtail

this black beauty loves my pond
found yesterday .hopefuully not destructive, stayed around pond for hours landing mostly on recently watered mulch . whaddya think? ive had loads of monarchs lately this was distinctively different so i walked over and snapped . thanks

Hi Kevin,
Your butterfly is a male Spicebush Swallowtail, and he is puddling.

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