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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Polydamas swallowtail caterpillar osmeterium

While visiting Leu Gardens in Central Florida my son found a caterpillar on a pipevine plant. The caterpillar we identified as a swallowtail, and it waved its osmeterium antenae at us to send us away!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2017
Photo Location: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 5
Copyright: © Kathleen Dugan Cavanagh