14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This summer, I was fortunate to be able to raise both the caterpillars of the Eastern tiger swallowtail and the spicebush swallowtail. The eyespots are especially arresting in these close evolutionary relatives which give off the illusion of tiny snakes.

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Date Taken: 08.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Ansel Oommen