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Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar eating Exuvia

Papilio zelicaon

Description:

This caterpillar just molted and you can see the exuvia in front of it. Each time it sheds it old skin it will turn around and eat the shed skin (exuvia). I now have 7 Anise Swallowtail Caterpillars on my fennel plants!

Habitat:

Urban house vegetable garden.

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misako
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misako

Emeryville, California, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 20, 2012

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