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Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio troilus

Description:

Family: Papilionidae (swallowtails) beginning of 3rd instar. Length: .75 inches (19 mm) Host plant: Spicebush (Lindera) Light green and white with blue and black "eyes" and circles on abdomen.

Habitat:

Found meadow/woodlands edge, but brought back to house area to "raise" and feed host plant each day.

Notes:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/370... (2nd instar of same caterpillar) 24 hour period change. 2nd series in a set of 6 changes/spots.

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8 Comments

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Nice one!!!

Awesome, Carol!!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Ha ha ha...last pic is amazing :) Looks like she s worried about something :)
Awesome series :)

Kellyspubvista
Kellyspubvista 7 years ago

Wow the two series don't look like the same caterpillar. Great spotting!

ira080808
ira080808 7 years ago

beautiful :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great series, Carol!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

I love the series!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

lovely, carol!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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