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I think it's an Eastern Swallowtail, comparing it to the flowers (though Dianthus are not a large flower. We have those too ) (this one is a male)Wiki info: [link] We normally have Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, but never Black ones. It was a rare treat. I'll put a shot of one up. If I can find a photo that actually came out good enough...
This is a beautiful shot and thank you dedicating this piece for me, I am truly honored.. I just can't find the thumbnail so I can put it in my gift box collection of gifts I have received Why is making things harder and harder everyday... I really like my gift, thank you so much again!
All the pleasure is mine, dear Kai, I am glad that you like it!
For the thumb, look at the links (share, FB, Twitter...) and at the end of them, there is an arrow. You click on it and the thumb will appear. This is very annoying, it is not a good idea of DA to have changed it, amongst other things.