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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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29 Comments (1–25)

induruh 10 years ago

Awesome =D

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

Awesome colors! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations SachindraUmesh!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Wonderful spot congratulations :)

SachindraUmesh 10 years ago

Thank you everyone =)

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra. Very beautiful.

Arun 10 years ago


KrantiAzad 10 years ago

congrats Sachindra !! awesome click

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

So fantastic! Love it! Congratulations!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Nice. Looks similar to Papilio demoleus

Jeannette 10 years ago

Cute, congratulations :)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 10 years ago

Excellent photos Sachindra and congratulations on the well deserved SOTD

SachindraUmesh 10 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 10 years ago


naross 10 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 10 years ago

Gorgeous spotting, congrats!

SachindraUmesh 10 years ago

Thank you everyone =) =)

NuwanChathuranga 10 years ago


SandraPereira 10 years ago

Awesome ...Congrats !!!

MiaRiaRothenberg 10 years ago


MiaRiaRothenberg 10 years ago

Great foto ~

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Congratulations !

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago


Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra.. very nice pictuce..

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

Spotted by

Sri Lanka

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

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