Taken 3-Aug-08


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Black Swallowtail Caterpiller

I recentely learned that the orange appendages on the swallowtail caterpiller are called osmetria. They emit a smelly substance and are used for protection. Photo taken in my garden, Ewing, NJ
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3, f/8 @ 160 mm, 1/250, ISO 560, No Flash

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Keywords:black swallowtail, caterpillar, osmetria, swallowtail

Black Swallowtail Caterpiller