Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar
Papilio glaucus

Kodachrome 25 slide film, ASA:25, Nikon FE w 55mm micro


"Eastern Tiger Swallowtail," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Young caterpillars are brown and white; older ones are green with two black, yellow, and blue eyespots on the thorax. The caterpillar will turn brown prior to pupating. It will reach a length of 5.5 centimeters (2.2 in). The chrysalis varies from a whitish color to dark brown. Hibernation occurs in this stage in locations with cold winter months.
Waquoit, Massachusetts
 
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