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Eastern Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar (Pre-pupal stage)

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

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: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/223... The third instar is at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/241... Mating adults can be seen at: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/699...

Habitat:

Lemon tree in the backyard orchard

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Escondido, California, USA

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

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