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The green eggs are laid singly on plants of the Magnoliaceae and Rosaceae families. Young caterpillars are brown and white; older ones are green with two black, yellow, and blue eyespots on the thorax. The caterpillar will turn brown prior to pupating. It will reach a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in). The chrysalis varies from a whitish color to dark brown. Hibernation occurs in this stage in locations with cold winter months.
This beautifully colored little fella was found in a riparian area right smack in the middle of suburban San Jose.
Spotted on Nov 22, 2013
Submitted on Nov 26, 2013
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