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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 9 years ago

Awesome =D

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

Awesome colors! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations SachindraUmesh!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wonderful spot congratulations :)

SachindraUmesh 9 years ago

Thank you everyone =)

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Sachindra. Very beautiful.

Arun 9 years ago


KrantiAzad 9 years ago

congrats Sachindra !! awesome click

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

So fantastic! Love it! Congratulations!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Nice. Looks similar to Papilio demoleus

Jeannette 9 years ago

Cute, congratulations :)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

Excellent photos Sachindra and congratulations on the well deserved SOTD

SachindraUmesh 9 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 9 years ago


naross 9 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 9 years ago

Gorgeous spotting, congrats!

SachindraUmesh 9 years ago

Thank you everyone =) =)

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago


SandraPereira 9 years ago

Awesome ...Congrats !!!

MiaRiaRothenberg 9 years ago


MiaRiaRothenberg 9 years ago

Great foto ~

Congratulations !

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago


Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 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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