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Lime Butterfly caterpillar

Papilio demoleus


Green with a tiara on the bands on the sides. This one may be either final instar or almost there. Just resting quietly. Second shot has been cropped.


On a Curry patta plant or Murraya koenigii in my yard. I recently saw another one pupate (it is still inside its pupa) and that is why I had been on the lookout for more.


I am always confused between the caterpillars of Common Mormon and Lime butterfly.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Nov 14, 2020
Submitted on Nov 14, 2020

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