Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

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Caption: Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) Butterfly caterpillar, showing its osmeteria, or 'stinkhorns' from just behind its head. If disturbed, the caterpillar will suddenly evert these bright orange, bad smelling structures to repel predators.

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