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26-JUL-2018 Christine Hanrahan

Canadian tiger swallowtail butterfly caterpillar (Papilio canadensis

Larose Forest

Nestled onto a Prunus shrub, this small caterpillar has some growing to do yet before pupating. You can just about see the false eyes on top; the real eyes are the little brown dots near the bottom of its head. The caterpillar turns into a spectacular butterfly:

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carol j. phipps01-Aug-2018 04:03
The face\eyes on these tickles me! Fabulous closeup. Vote
Dennis Hoyne30-Jul-2018 00:50
You got a great shot of this beautiful green one! V
Jim Coffman29-Jul-2018 23:18
An amazing closeup!!
Hank Vander Velde29-Jul-2018 22:51
Fantastic sharp macro image Christine.
hayl29-Jul-2018 21:07
This is one strange but intriguing caterpillar. What a beautiful butterfly it becomes.
Walter Otto Koenig29-Jul-2018 17:29
Great shot. The camouflage works so well. From the thumbnail I thought it was an eye. "V"
Fong Lam29-Jul-2018 16:20
A splendid macro of this fascinating caterpillar...V
Blandine Mangin29-Jul-2018 15:26
beautiful macro ! v
globalgadabout29-Jul-2018 14:28
interesting to see the head so clearly...excellent shot..
pkocinski29-Jul-2018 14:23
OMG this is an awesome capture Christine!
Ika Zinka Eferl29-Jul-2018 13:33
WOW...such a delightful photo - the wonder of nature. V
Robert Houde29-Jul-2018 12:54
Sharp, beautiful photo.
janescottcumming29-Jul-2018 11:46
So fascinating to see him this way. Interesting information about the eyes.
Yvonne29-Jul-2018 11:16
Amazing match of colour! v
Pierre Martin29-Jul-2018 10:38
superb picture and splendid details, like the pov!
Stephanie29-Jul-2018 10:29
What a spectacular photo Christine!~ BV+++
Chris29-Jul-2018 10:18
The trouble nature goes to in disguising caterpillars, just fascinating!
danad29-Jul-2018 09:30
Superb with all the details...V.
Chris Morton29-Jul-2018 07:23
remarkable to have the cartoon eyes as well as the array of real ones
Helen Betts29-Jul-2018 05:57
Such a fascinating caterpillar, and a great capture of it. V.
MarcViskens29-Jul-2018 05:10
Excellent shot
laine29-Jul-2018 04:42
It will be lovely...just like your photo. V
joseantonio29-Jul-2018 04:16
great details and lovely light.V.
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