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Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
17-MAY-2008 Lejun

Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

Copyright Lewis Scharpf

Papilio troilus
Fourth instar
The term "instar" is used to denote the developmental stage of the larval forms of insects.
The number of instars an insect completes depends on the species and environmental factors.
Alabama Nature Center
Millbrook, AL

Nikon D200 ,AF-S Micro Nikkor 105 mm 1:2.8 ED VR
1/60s f/22.0 at 105.0mm iso250 full exif

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