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Gulf fritillary caterpiller

Agraulis vanillae

Description:

Orange caterpillar with black spikes 1 1/2" long on vine.

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6 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Haha, absolutely! :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

The bright orange color of this caterpillar advertises it's toxicity to predators. Added t Animals with Warning colors mission.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

:)

anita.luciano
anita.luciano 9 years ago

But it sure does in the close-up :-)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Thanks Anita! It didn't look anywhere near as impressive in real life!

anita.luciano
anita.luciano 9 years ago

Ouch! That's really cool :-)

KarenL
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KarenL

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 16, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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