Giant Swallowtail Caterpillars

I found these two bad boys while cutting back a citrus stump yesterday.  I love the fact that God made them to look like bird poop for camouflage.

 I should have taken pictures yesterday because they are on their way to becoming butterflies and they will not show their osmeterium.  It looks like a set of horns that give off a stink.  Here is a great website with a video of the caterpillar showing its osmeterium.

Can’t wait to see if these guys cocoon and turn into beautiful giant swallowtails.

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