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Baby Giant

Sun, May 22, 2011 at 01:30:04 PM


Early instar of the Giant Swallow-
tail butterfly.

There are a Myer lemon and two Key lime trees in the back yard, potential larval host plants for the Giant Swallowtail butterfly. But a far-away small bowl of parsley did the trick.

The reddish-orange and dark brown caterpillar with a saddle of white (more white will appear with age) found the parsley patch just right for nibbling. Hooray!


 

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