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Black Swallowtail caterpillar

Papilio machaon


One interesting fact about the Swallowtail Caterpillars is that the have an orange "forked gland", called the osmeterium. When in danger the osmeterium, which looks like a snake's tongue, ejects and releases a foul smell......all to repel predators!

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2014
Submitted on Sep 25, 2014

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