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Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio cresphontes

Description:

Resembles bird droppings to deter predators & if that doesn't work they use their red osmeterium.These are 'horns' which they can display & then retract. The coloration is dingy brown & or olive with white patches & small patches of purple.

Habitat:

High brush next to a large river.

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Spotted on Sep 3, 2014
Submitted on Sep 4, 2014

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