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YvonneGill

January 4, 2014
10:59 PM

Post #9740446

The caterpillar of a Giant Swallowtail butterfly.

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 5, 2014
3:29 AM

Post #9740471

This appears to be a caterpillar of a giant swallowtail butterfly - http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/citrus/giantswallowtail.htm
In the future, please include your geographic location.
YvonneGill

January 5, 2014
2:22 PM

Post #9740978

Wow! Thank-you, I spend hours searching. This was in south-eastern Ontario (my apologies). I find this interesting because there are no citrus trees in this area. I believe that I do recall seeing the beautiful butterflies (if I'm not mistaken). This caterpillar instantly captured my attention, it is certainly the most unique caterpillar I have ever seen :) thanks again !

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