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Eastern Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar (Pre-pupal stage)

Papilio cresphontes


This caterpillar is in its pre-pupal stage. It has created a sling so it can lean back while it sheds its larva skin. The first instar of this cat can be seen at: The third instar is at: Mating adults can be seen at:


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Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Jun 12, 2013

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