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Polydamus Caterpillars

Battus polydamus

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The first 3 pictures are of Polydamus caterpillars eating the flowers of my pipevine. The last picture is of the Polydamus Swallowtail butterfly looking for a good place to lay her eggs on my pipevine.

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13 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Your such a good sport Alice, letting them have your pretty flowers. Still, I'd do that too for these lovely butterflies. Great series !

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Caleb, this is an Aristolochia sp., also called Pipewine, Pelican Flower or Dutchman's Pipe.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominikhofe...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristolochi...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battus_poly...

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

i really like the flower they're on too ;) what is it?

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Nice Alice...you're back?

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Great series!

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

excellent Alice!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

Great spotting and photo's!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

It seems to be a very appetizing pipevine!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice spotting and cool plant, too

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fantástico

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

Once pipevine, always pipevine! Circle of Life is closed! Cool spotting!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 9 years ago

Very could spotting!!! Those are some neat looking little caterpillars!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Very nice Alice!

alicelongmartin
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alicelongmartin

Venice, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 15, 2012
Submitted on May 16, 2012

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