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Second stage of the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly larvae. The caterpillar
hatches from the egg, eats its egg shell, and
almost immediately starts ea...
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Second stage of the Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly larvae. The caterpillar
hatches from the egg, eats its egg shell, and
almost immediately starts eating leaves. It is
initially brown in color but later turns green
(it may turn back to brown before pupating).
It makes its own nest by folding a leaf over and
securing it with silk. The caterpillar can grow u
p to 2 inches long.
• The brown caterpillar resembles a bird
dropping which protects it from predators
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11 Comments | Report
jamieross
 
jamieross February 09, 2012
Crazy, cool, I thought it was a fish.
aprilrena
aprilrena February 09, 2012
It does kinda look aquatic... Thank you for the awesome comment! :)
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts February 17, 2012
Magnificently weird!
aprilrena
aprilrena March 03, 2012
LOL!! IKR... Thanks!!! :)
otheses
 
otheses February 29, 2012
NICE CAPTURE
aprilrena
aprilrena March 03, 2012
Thank you!! :)
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 March 10, 2012
Very cool macro, nice shot!
aprilrena
aprilrena March 10, 2012
Thank you!
jenna0078
 
jenna0078 March 13, 2012
Woah!
aprilrena
aprilrena March 16, 2012
LOL... :) Thanks for the comment!
smswolf
 
smswolf August 11, 2012
Awsome shot im a big butterfly nut well done !!!!
aprilrena
aprilrena August 11, 2012
Thank you very much :) For some reason I cannot seem to get close enough to get good butterfly shots yet... but then again I haven't had many opportunities either :)
NinaKling
 
NinaKling November 05, 2012
cool shot!
aprilrena
aprilrena November 05, 2012
Thank you!! I like it because it is unique. :)
GordonD PRO
 
GordonD April 05, 2013
amazing!
aprilrena
aprilrena April 06, 2013
Thank you so much!!!! :D
CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw April 17, 2013
Cool macro !
aprilrena
aprilrena April 19, 2013
Thank you very much!! My son brought this butterfly larvae to me attached to a fallen branch. I thought it had a very curious look :)
sam58
 
sam58 June 26, 2013
wow, awesome capture !
aprilrena
aprilrena June 29, 2013
Thank you so much!! :)
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 July 13, 2013
Nice capture !
aprilrena
aprilrena July 18, 2013
Thanks, AGAIN!! :)