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can you ID this catapillar?

Post  Josh on 8/25/2011, 9:27 pm

This one was really small and it was on the fennel. I can't ID it, does anyone know what kind it is?
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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  braim5 on 8/25/2011, 9:52 pm

Black Swallowtail Butterfly. I would post a sight showing larval life cycle, but I'm too new to post outside links... flower

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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  camprn on 8/25/2011, 10:01 pm

@braim5 wrote:Black Swallowtail Butterfly. I would post a sight showing larval life cycle, but I'm too new to post outside links... flower
Lifecycle of Black Swallowtail Butterfly


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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  Josh on 8/25/2011, 10:19 pm

THANK YOU!!

I didn't know those caterpillars had stages where they look different, now I can see in the picture I took what they look like as they change! AWESOME!!! bounce
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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  Furbalsmom on 8/25/2011, 10:20 pm

Braim5



Thanks so much for responding. Appreciate the info, and glad camprn was able to add the life cycle.

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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  shannon1 on 8/26/2011, 2:05 am

@Josh wrote:

The fist stage looks like this as camo, birds mistake them for bird poo.

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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  littlesapphire on 8/26/2011, 12:48 pm

Lol, that's exactly what I was thinking, Shannon. "Is that a caterpillar? It looks like bird poo to me..."

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Re: can you ID this catapillar?

Post  Squat_Johnson on 8/29/2011, 9:13 am

These are fun... I caught about 10 this year, and have them in a clear plastic box. Just turned three loose last week. Mine are all in their cocoons now, I think there are 3 left.

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