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Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar
Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar (Papilio cresphontes: Papilionidae). Looks a bit like bird poop. A great deterrent to keep predators from looking closely. On a leaflet of Hercules-club in my front yard.
Habitat
Post Oak Savannah vegetation area, urban, manicured neighborhood with native and non-native plants at ca. 91 m (300 ft) elevation.
Location
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
Date taken
May 2024
Scientific name
Papilio cresphontes
Equipment used
Canon
original but obviously efficient strategy, Stanley, excellent photo of this odd-looking caterpillar, top class, many tfs!!
 
Clever caterpillar! An interesting shot, Stanley.
 
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LOL nothing like as pretty as the butterfly which he becomes eh!! Creatures have such clever strategies, don't they.

A fabulous picture this Stanley - thanks my friend.
 

Media information

Category
Butterflies & Moths
Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
189
Comment count
6

Image metadata

Device
Canon Canon EOS R5
Aperture
ƒ/8
Focal length
100.0 mm
Exposure time
1/125 second(s)
ISO
640
Filename
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly larva, home, Bryan, Brazos County, on Hercules Club leaf.jpg
File size
3.7 MB
Date taken
Wed, 22 May 2024 8:51 AM
Dimensions
1920px x 1086px

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