This familiar Swallowtail of the West is always a spectacle to behold. I trip over myself to get the camera whenever I see one of these guys. Luckily, they're not fast and flighty fliers.
7/31/10 Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) on the butterfly bush off the portico.
FAMILY: Papilionidae (Swallowtails)