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Papilio machaon - Young caterpillar, lateroventral The other day Jeanette spotted a Papilio machaon in the garden - I never saw it, but today two of these little caterpillars were crawling about on Hogweed near where she had spotted the beauty :o)<br />
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Papilio machaon - Young caterpillar, lateroventral

The other day Jeanette spotted a Papilio machaon in the garden - I never saw it, but today two of these little caterpillars were crawling about on Hogweed near where she had spotted the beauty :o)

Papilio machaon - Young caterpillar The other day Jeanette spotted a Papilio machaon in the garden - I never saw it, but today two of these little caterpillars were crawling about on Hogweed near where she had spotted the beauty :o)<br />
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  1. Wonderful to have this one in the garden! Posted 3 months ago
    1. We saw an observation of caterpillars from someone in a garden on the other side of town from about a month ago or so, figuring that's where the visiting butterfly may have come from (it came by on two separate days). Never occurred to us that it was looking for a spot to start a second generation... hope the little ones survive :o) Posted 3 months ago

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''Papilio machaon'', the Old World swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail . It is the type species of the genus ''Papilio''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
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