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Giant swallowtail caterpillar

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

The mature caterpillar resembles bird droppings to deter predators, and if that doesn't work they use their orange osmeteria.These are 'horns' which they can display and then retract.

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2 Comments

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Thank you

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 7 years ago

Super!

Ismael Chaves
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Ismael Chaves

Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 9, 2015
Submitted on Jun 9, 2015

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