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Insect and Spider Identification: Help! Crazy caterpillar-like bug w/orange forked "tongue", 4 by Sheila_FW

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In reply to: Help! Crazy caterpillar-like bug w/orange forked "tongue"

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Sheila_FW wrote:
Agree with Flapdoodle, it is indeed a Giant Swallowtail that has been disturbed and is showing it's osmeterium, a forked gland
which secreats a stinky smell. It is a defense against preditors. Here is the beautiful adult butterfly that will emerge for the very plain looking chrysalis.

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