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Common Lime Butterfly Larva

Papilio demoleus

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You can see the adult butterfly here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/130...

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23 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful caterpillar....

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Sorry to announce folks that this caterpillar disappeared. It could have been eaten by birds. I was waiting for it to pupate only to find out one morning that its gone.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Diane its also called Lime Swallowtail.

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 9 years ago

Oh yes, I should have paid attention to the name. It is closely related to quite a few of our swallowtails.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks Diane. It feeds on citrus plants.

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 9 years ago

Nice series. This larva reminds me of our Spicebush swallowtail. Can't wait to see the adult pics. What food plant does this larva eat?

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks Scott

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Very nice series, Jolly!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

You are welcome Ashish. I will wait for it to pupate before transferring to a container to wait for the emergence. Right now it is still feeding.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hope you keep it in foot long size bigger container. Post its Pupa stage and emerging shots.... Well done jolly sharing your experience with us.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks KarenL, hello.alegriia and PerilsOfPlastic. I'm still waiting for it to pupate and document all the way to its emergence.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Gorgeous series Jolly!

hello.alegriia
hello.alegriia 9 years ago

Me encanta como pareciera que tiene ojos <3

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

too cute.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks Carlos

carlos.velazco
carlos.velazco 9 years ago

Love the macro!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks Ashish

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great series

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks Nuwan and Agnes. Now only have I realized that it looks like a headband!

Cool headband :)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

nice close-ups!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Thanks Atul

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Lovely series !!

Jolly Ibañez
Spotted by
Jolly Ibañez

Zamboanga, Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 19, 2012
Submitted on Nov 20, 2012

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