Citrus butterfly caterpillar - (Papilio thoas)

Posted by Mario Fiorucci on Tue May 24, 2022 8:57 pm

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The Caterpillar of the citrus butterfly (Papilio thoas), in the art of camouflage and survival, simulates being bird poop. In this way it prevents the birds from eating it and thus it could become a pupa.

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by david fletcher on Wed May 25, 2022 1:43 am
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Wonderful to get the two there. Nicely done Mario!
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by Carol Clarke on Wed May 25, 2022 4:15 pm
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So clever when they imitate bord poop - but it does fool the predators! Excellent shot, Mario.

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by Tom Whelan on Wed May 25, 2022 8:46 pm
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Quite a find, fine composition and detail.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu May 26, 2022 6:54 pm
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A natural wonder- great shot and thanks for the story!
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