The Eyes Have It!

Ginny York

Amherst, United States

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This is a caterpillar of the butterfly spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus). According to Wagner (Caterpillars of Eastern North America, Princeton Field Guides, 2005), the caterpillars, normally green, turn yellow or orange when they are ready to pupate. The color of this particular individual was very striking. It is now back in the woods and will hopefully turn into a butterfly one day. It was out in my yard in Amherst, Virginia, USA. It looks like a cartoon to me. lol I suppose the eyes on it’s back are to protect it from preditors.
Taken with my Canon Powershot SX110 IS
Macro setting
Dedicated to all the fun little creatures that Mother Nature gives us in the world.

Thank you to chstudios for the information on this little guy. Until she commented, I had no idea what type of caterpillar this was.

FEATURED IN YOU BIG SOFTY
FEATURED IN APPALACHIAN ARTISTS
FEATURED IN COUNTRY BUMPKIN
FEATURED IN SCAVENGER HUNT
FEATURED IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
FEATURED IN CAPTION FUN
FEATURED IN THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT
FEATURED IN CLOSEUPS IN NATURE
FEATURED IN THIS THAT AND THE OTHER THING
FEATURED IN WILD NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
FEATURED IN FROM THE HEART
FEATURED IN CLOSEUPS IN NATURE
FEATURED IN BUGS & ANIMALS ON FLOWERS/FOLIAGE IN MACRO
FEATURED IN LOCAL CRITTERS
FEATURED IN COLOR ME A RAINBOW (IN NATURE)
FEATURED IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN ART GALLERY
FEATURED IN TINY CREATURES IN MACRO
FEATURED IN ANIMAL & PET CARDS
FEATURED IN THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
FEATURED IN THE TROPICAL ZONE

2ND PLACE CHALLENGE WIN – Cool Caterpillars Challenge – The Bug Hunt Group

TOP 10 PLACEMENTS:
The Creepy Crawlies And Other Bugs Challenge – The Beauty Of Nature Group
Lets Look For Macro Challenge – Scavenger Hunt Group
Caterpillars And Grubs Challenge – Quality Art & Photography Group
Avatar Voucher Challenge February – Insects, Bugs & Creepy Crawlies
December Avatar Challenge – Insects, Bugs & Creepy Crawlies
Strange Critters in Nature Challenge – This, That & the Other Thing
Caterpillars Challenge – Close-Ups In Nature

Below is the Spicebush Swallowtail that this little caterpillar turns into.


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