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Alpine Black Swallowtail Larvae

Papilio maackii (Larvae)

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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.

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2 Comments

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

johnoh2009
johnoh2009 a year 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

Reference

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