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Blue Mormon Caterpillar

Papilio polymnestor


is a large swallowtail butterfly . The cata is a huge - It Moves slowly and haltingly. It has a unique habit of securing its balance by weaving silk on the substratum.The fellow has a greenish head and a blue streak in the eye-spot in segments 4 to 5. It has a deep red osmeterium. Found on Citrus plants

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32 Comments (1–25)

induruh 5 years ago

Awesome =D

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Awesome colors! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 5 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations SachindraUmesh!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 5 years ago

Wonderful spot congratulations :)

SachindraUmesh 5 years ago

Thank you everyone =)

LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra. Very beautiful.

Arun 5 years ago


KrantiAzad 5 years ago

congrats Sachindra !! awesome click

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

So fantastic! Love it! Congratulations!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 5 years ago

Nice. Looks similar to Papilio demoleus

Jeannette 5 years ago

Cute, congratulations :)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 5 years ago

Excellent photos Sachindra and congratulations on the well deserved SOTD

SachindraUmesh 5 years ago

Thank you guys =) =D
This fellow grows up into a real fast flier - Not so sluggish as compared at this stage =)

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago


naross 5 years ago

Now that is spectacular, Sachindra. What a funny looking fellow. Looks top-heavy, but I bet it grows into the most beautiful butterfly. I'll check out the swallowtail. Well spotted. Neil :-)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Gorgeous spotting, congrats!

SachindraUmesh 5 years ago

Thank you everyone =) =)

NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago


SandraPereira 5 years ago

Awesome ...Congrats !!!

MiaRiaRothenberg 5 years ago


MiaRiaRothenberg 5 years ago

Great foto ~

Congratulations !

Hema 5 years ago


Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra.. very nice pictuce..

Great capture Sachindra,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.83, Long: 80.99

Spotted on May 2, 2013
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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