Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Name That Insect: Swallow Tail Larva

I have had several samples the past few days and they have all been the same insect. Well, larva actually, larva of the swallow tail butterfly.
The hosts of the giant swallow tail butterfly, Papilio cresphontes, include citrus, prickly ash, and hop trees. A common name of larva is the orange dog.

See the photos below to help you ID if your larva is the same.

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