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Eastern Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio glaucus

Description:

Brown is when the caterpillar is young and will turn green later



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7 Comments

JimJohnson2
JimJohnson2 a year ago

Thanks maplemoth662!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A cute caterpillar....

JimJohnson2
JimJohnson2 2 years ago

Thanks, again, Jellis!

Jellis
Jellis 2 years ago

Don't believe it could be a Spicebush Swallowtail. As the Spicebush Swallowtail! caterpillar has too many eyespots and no collar bands.

JimJohnson2
JimJohnson2 2 years ago

Thanks Jellis and Thorp!

Jellis
Jellis 2 years ago

Yes, Papilio glaucus
Brown is when the caterpillar is young and will turn green later

Thorp
Thorp 2 years ago

Perhaps! Definitely some kind of swallowtail. I'd say either an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail or a Spicebush Swallowtail!

JimJohnson2
Spotted by
JimJohnson2

Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 41.95, Long: -78.64

Spotted on Jul 26, 2017
Submitted on Aug 2, 2017

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