Citrus Swallowtail Photographs

“Found throughout South Africa.
Can become a pest for citrus farmers.
Young caterpillars are camouflaged to look like bird droppings.
Caterpillars are also equipped with a gland called an osmeterium which resembles a snakes forked tounge. When threatened, It flicks the tongue-like organ which gives off a pungent citrus smell. Larval stage feeds on citrus trees.”

Info taken from: Butterfly Valley

Photographs taken by Wayne Bisset

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