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Alpine Black Swallowtail Larvae

Papilio maackii (Larvae)


It was feeding on it's food, Phellodendron amurensis, Zanthoxylum ailanthoides and Phellodendron amurense. When threatened, it puts out smelly antannae from it's head. It smelled like rotten food + rotten hard broiled egg.


Lives around Japan, China, and Korea, which are Taiga settings.


My hand still smells...... : ( First picture is last stages of it's larvae time. Second picture is first stage. Third picture shows it's second stage.

No species ID suggestions


Cute and smelly, I will made sure not to upset it if I see it...

johnoh2009 3 years ago

that yellow tantacles....

서울특별시 (Seoul), Republic of Korea

Lat: 37.54, Long: 127.04

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012


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