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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.


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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.


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Taken on October 12, 2006