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Common Mormon caterpillar

Papilio polytes romulus

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7 Comments

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

Yes, indeed.

I don't have much luck in photographing butterflies and birds too. But when you do manage to get some decent shots of them, you'd feel a sense of achievement.

When I got into taking pictures of nature around me, I found myself becoming more observant and appreciative of life's simplest pleasure.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

That is a living work of art. Amazing looking creature - enjoy watching it - maybe some progress pictures later ??

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

That's how I first spotted them Umaporn. I'm not sure if this is Kaffir lime or ordinary lime plant as it's a young self seeded plant in the garden. It's certainly very happy here though

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 9 years ago

they like to eat Kaffir lime leaves.

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Thank you Starleaf. It helps when the subject you are trying to photograph does'nt move, which is not the case with all the butterflies that are enjoying the current sunshine. Everywhere I look in the garden I see another variety, species....., but they move so fast that I can't get a good look or photo. ARGHHHH!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

Just checked it out and I think you're right StarLeaf . Thanks for the information : )

starleaf
starleaf 9 years ago

This looks more like the caterpillar of Common Mormon (Papilio polytes romulus) - see here: http://butterflycircle.blogspot.com/2011...

I have thought it was a lime butterfly caterpillar despite noticing the dissimilarities until I saw that post at butterflycircle blog recently.

This is the entry on lime butterfly by the same blog: http://butterflycircle.blogspot.com/2011...

Incidentally, there's one such common mormon caterpillar on my lime tree now, newly moulted into 5th instar today.

VivBraznell
Spotted by
VivBraznell

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Spotted on Nov 28, 2011
Submitted on Nov 29, 2011

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