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Common Yellow Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) larva
(also known as Old World Swallowtail)

This is the caterpillar of the common Yellow Swallowtail. Click here to see how it will look like when it grows up! Found on one of its favorite plants, a fennel (Foeniculum vulgare). It is wet from this morning's rain.

Best viewed On Black, Large

This photo was featured in the flickr Explore page for half a day on October 13th. A link to it has also been featured in StartPoint.gr on the same day, in the category Photography.

Click here for more photos of the same species in my photostream.

fouramjava, Momba (Trish), leemt2, and 222 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Claire DeLand ~ "GA Music Maker" 71 months ago | reply

    In this particular photo, the water droplets are just great. I have a couple of similar photos in my photostream. I LOVE to catch them right after a rain . . .

    Your photos in your Swallowtail set are stunning and I really really hope to see you add them to the group pool . . . Please? :)

    Swallowtail Butterflies

    Male Tiger Swallowtail
    You are invited to add your photos to Swallowtail Butterflies

    PLEASE tag your photo "Swallowtail Butterflies" Thanks!

  2. Tambako the Jaguar 71 months ago | reply

    ~I SNIFFED out this wonderful image!
    You deserve this nose worthy award!
    Please ADD your
    Impressively beautiful
    photo to~
    Impressed by your Beauty!
    Impressed by your Beauty! (Invite only images)

    Please tag your photos ImpressedBeauty

  3. lfmolinav 70 months ago | reply

    Dear macropoulos. Excellent photo. I would like to use it on my web page. How can I get it? lfmolinav@yahoo.com

  4. jessica - kelly 68 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Intere$ting photos**wanna take intere$ting photos?follow**, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. john-aïves-1946 67 months ago | reply

    Great picture!

    I met similar caterpillar in Corsica last summer but it has not white "feet" !

  6. Erwin Bolwidt 65 months ago | reply

    Hmmmm.. candy! :) Lovely.

  7. jane.siet 65 months ago | reply

    Fabulous

    I saw this wonderful insect in:
    www.flickr.com/groups/Spectacular_Insects/

  8. David O Shantz 63 months ago | reply

    Amazing we have been thinking on replacing the flea in the act - what do you say? Easy work ,great pay.

    Today in San Francisco: Dog Cat Rat Flea

  9. :Mäusel: 62 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot ! What a beauty !!!!

  10. Ratatusk 46 months ago | reply

    Hi,
    I was looking around for good photos of caterpillars and came across yours.
    There are three spots left open in our Caterpillar contest.
    Go to second page to find the contest.
    ----------------
    I'm an administrator for a group called Wildlife Contest.
    We'd love to have you join us and to add your photo to the group pool.

    The few rules, based on the intentions of the group, are all shortly stated on the first page.

    Wildlife Contest
    --
    Found in a search. ( ?² )

  11. Olemik 45 months ago | reply

    Great shot, lovely colors.

  12. Milusa 36 months ago | reply

    Hi, The Spectacular Insects Group's X contest of the month of May is "Caterpillars". This photo would be great for the contest. Read the rules!!!. Please consider posting this or another great photo at:
    www.flickr.com/groups/spectacular_insects/discuss/7215762...

  13. Milusa 35 months ago | reply

    Hi, The Spectacular Insects Group's XI contest of the month of June is "Wet Insects". This photo would be great for the contest. Read the rules!!!. Please consider posting this or another great photo at:
    www.flickr.com/groups/spectacular_insects/discuss/7215762...

  14. Luciano G55 24 months ago | reply

    *What a Beautiful Image!*
    *------ Add our POOL------*

    ******** Award One ********
    **--- JOIN our Group! ---**

    www.flickr.com/groups/-dpg2011-/

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