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Caterpillars of Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio aegeus

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10 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thanks MayraSpringmann..

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Fantastic capture!!!

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Giant Swallowtails are so beautiful.. I don't think we have them here in OZ..

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Just like our Giant Swallowtail, except it's caterpillar looks like bird droppings!

They eat any citrus

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

They eat the leaves of all lemon trees..

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Found another shot...

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Looks like a real tough guy. What does he eat?

DarrenC
DarrenC 10 years ago

thats so cool :-)

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

These caterpillars also have a very strong lemony smell..

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Our caterpillars are pretty plain next to yours in Australia

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on May 16, 2011
Submitted on May 16, 2011

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