Monday, October 18, 2010

Giant swallowtail caterpillar

After a slow start, my swallowtail caterpillar has been growing! He is almost too big to look like a bird poop any more.



He is kind of ugly and yet beautiful at the same time. I like the mottled, marbled coloring, and the tiny circles and flecks of purple on his skin. This is the first time I have observed this kind of caterpillar as it grows.

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