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still a Black Swallowtail

the hairy caterpillar I think is the tiger moth "Salt Marsh Caterpillar" - the white spiracles in front of a colored wart

David Wagner's - Caterpillars of Eastern North America, Princton University Press, I think is the best book available for caterpillars and reasonably priced.

Michael Sabourin

--- On Mon, 7/12/10, Peter Manship <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Peter Manship <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: ID Help
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Monday, July 12, 2010, 10:04 AM

Alex,
 
I'm not that good at ID'ing caterpillars so it could be something else. Really don't know.
 
 I'm looking for a good book on caterpillars, any suggestions?
 
Peter
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Peter,
 
I would suggest that the Black Swallowtail caterpillar is eating his old exoskeleton...
 
By the way, that is a rather unusual coloration for a polyxenes asterius...
 
Alex


From: Vermont Butterfly Survey [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Manship
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 8:24 AM
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Subject: ID Help

I was at Dead Creek WMA   Brilyea access road back by the turtle pond and found these cateplars and would like some help.
 
First,  can anyone ID the brownish hairy caterpillar ?
 
Second,   what is the correct way to describe what is happening in the image of the Black Swallowtail caterpillar ?
 
Thanks
 
Peter Manship


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