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Insect and Spider Identification
busybee Kentwood, LA (Zone 8b) What is this and what do I do to get rid of them? I sprayed them with water before I realized they were live. They are eating the leaves on my lemon tree. I don`t know if they came from a web but there is one in the leaf curl where one was. Some of them were larger than this one. The head is large with two slit eyes and the body is wet. I never had these before.I will try to get a better photo.
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Lophophora Tokyo Japan A swallowtail larva!
Busybee - if you want beautiful butterflies next spring, leave at least a few - if mature, the tree won't miss that many leaves, trust me!
It's most likely an "orange dog", the larva of Papilio cresphontes, the Giant Swallowtail.
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busybee Kentwood, LA (Zone 8b) Thank you very much,Lophophora. That is a beautiful butterfly to be such a ugly worm. I will be looking forward to them, (the butterflies but not the worms.) Can`t have one without the other though.
Lophophora Tokyo Japan Ugly? You said it! *LOL*
I'll pass on saying what the critters are mimicking. Any bold guesses out there? :)
"Can`t have one without the other" True wisdom from Kentwood, LA.!
Calalily Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) Hee hee, I know.
Lophophora Tokyo Japan Hee hee, pray tell...
gardenwife Newark, OH (Zone 5b) *SPLAT*!
Lophophora Tokyo Japan ROTFL!
What, gardenwife spill some uncooked scrambled eggs???? ;)
Calalily Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) Birdus poopus
Lophophora Tokyo Japan Is that, uh, Latin or Greek Cala?
Calalily Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) It's proper Latin of course!! It's right there beside flowerus unknownus.
gardenwife Newark, OH (Zone 5b) Oh [deleted] itsinmyeii
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