Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tersa Sphinx Caterpillar

Philip found this caterpillar in our yard.

Yes, it is pooping.

Thanks to Jay Smith for showing us what it will look like as a moth.



This caterpillar is similar to the Western Tiger swallowtail. The diiference is the Tersa has several eye spots and a horn, while the Western Tiger has only one set of eyes and does not have a horn.
video

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