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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

papilio glaucus

Description:

Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar, about two inches long, in a defensive stance swelling up and showing off eye-spots to attempt to ward off predators.

Habitat:

Found in an urban area.

Notes:

We found this caterpillar crawling through our newly planted butterfly garden along the side of the house, even though none of the plants there are ones it would feed on as a host plant.

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ShannonH
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ShannonH

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2011
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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