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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Larva

Papilio glaucus

Notes:

Never in my life have I seen a caterpillar like this in real life in California - I couldn't believe my eyes! About 3 inches long and has fake eyes to ward off predators.

4 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Thank you Maria dB :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Very nice spotting!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Thank you Faredin for the suggestion and the comment :)

FaredinAliyevski
FaredinAliyevski 7 years ago

This is pretty amazing caterpillar, congrats. Looks like it's the 5th instar larva, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TigerS...

Josh Asel
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Josh Asel

Sebastopol, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 17, 2013

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