07 October 2016

No, NOT bird droppings!

Yep, this definitely looks like bird poo but it is actually a Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar! These little critters have a voracious appetite and can decimate a citrus tree in no time. When this creature matures, it is a beauty and is the official Arizona State Butterfly!

Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson. 

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