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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus

Description:

2 Inch long, smooth brown caterpillar. Pair of "eyes" on the head followed by a yellow band. Blue dots ring abdominal sections. Feet are like suction cups (photo #3).

Habitat:

Found in Eastern United States, Vermont to Florida, Eastern Texas to the Great Plains. This caterpillar was found in our yard in Grand Island, Nebraska 565 masl.

Notes:

The caterpillar is brown which indicates it is in one of the first three molts (instars), as when it molts for the fourth time, it becomes green.

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2 Comments

Watson5
Watson5 2 years ago

Thank you, Tukup. We're learning a lot of new facts also.

Tukup
Tukup 2 years ago

Nice spotting Watson5. Interesting notes too. I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.

Watson5
Spotted by
Watson5

Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Oct 5, 2019
Submitted on Nov 26, 2019

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