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Blue Mormon Caterpillar

Papilio polymnestor

Description:

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
induruh 6 years ago

Awesome =D

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Awesome colors! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations SachindraUmesh!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 6 years ago

Wonderful spot congratulations :)

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 6 years ago

Thank you everyone =)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra. Very beautiful.

Arun
Arun 6 years ago

Congratulations!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 6 years ago

congrats Sachindra !! awesome click

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

So fantastic! Love it! Congratulations!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Nice. Looks similar to Papilio demoleus

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Cute, congratulations :)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 6 years ago

Excellent photos Sachindra and congratulations on the well deserved SOTD

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 6 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 6 years ago

Congratulations!

naross
naross 6 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 6 years ago

Gorgeous spotting, congrats!

SachindraUmesh
SachindraUmesh 6 years ago

Thank you everyone =) =)

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations!!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 6 years ago

Awesome ...Congrats !!!

MiaRiaRothenberg
MiaRiaRothenberg 6 years ago

Fotos*

MiaRiaRothenberg
MiaRiaRothenberg 6 years ago

Great foto ~

Congratulations !

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

awesome!!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra.. very nice pictuce..

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

SachindraUmesh
Spotted by
SachindraUmesh

Sri Lanka

Lat: 6.83, Long: 80.99

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

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