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Great Mormon Caterpillar

Papilio memnon agenor

Description:

About 2" long. If we touch the front part, the orange thing, osmeterium, that produce bad smell will be slip out. This caterpillar eat orange or lemon leaf.

Habitat:

Indonesia, tropical climate (Rain-forest)

Notes:

The butterfly.. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/158...

1 species ID suggestions

55 Comments (1–25)

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Beautiful series.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Very nice..

Sam10
Sam10 5 years ago

Such a curious creature!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Thanks all..

Dragoon
Dragoon 5 years ago

Amazing spotting.

A little known fact is that this species of caterpillar inspired the popular Pokemon known as "Caterpie." I'm sure anyone who has ever seen it will immediately see the similarity.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Wow Great spot and series :)

Dixie
Dixie 5 years ago

AMAZING!

Wincent
Wincent 5 years ago

Beautiful Great Mormon Caterpillar

Wilson W
Wilson W 5 years ago

Awesome!

GonçaloFerreira
GonçaloFerreira 5 years ago

Very strange... But beautiful!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Thanks..

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 6 years ago

Magnificent! Good shots!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 6 years ago

very very sweet!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

I've just uploaded more photos of this caterpillar.. With the osmeterium!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Thanks guys

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

really nice spotting - congratulations!

jeffperi
jeffperi 6 years ago

Wow!

TKBotting
TKBotting 6 years ago

That is cool!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Fantastic picture, and congrats!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Congratulations great find Jason :)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Great spot! The Black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars (Papilio polyxenes) exhibit the same behavior.
Congratulations!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Great spotting, Jason, congratulations.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Congrats on SOTD! Lovely

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Congratulations Jason. Beautiful spotting

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.93, Long: 107.62

Spotted on Aug 2, 2012
Submitted on Aug 2, 2012

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