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Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

(Papilio polyxenes)


Howard Mesa

Arizona

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Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

(Papilio polyxenes)


Howard Mesa

Arizona

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Aug 2011, 01:55
An exceedingly handsome critter, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I know right! Aren't those markings amazing!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Aug 2011, 05:05
Thank you so much for your birthday wishes.
This is a beautiful picture of a wonderful caterpillar, you came in close to him.... did he got scared?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're welcome! I hope your day is everything you wish for!!!
This little guy just kept munching away- didn't even seem to notice me!
Your caterpillar pix are so good Elizabeth... The markings are so colourful & interesting. I found my first little caterpillar today in the park to take pix of... after physio. I'm off to check to see if any turned out.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Hi Jacquelyn! Thank you so much - it's nice to find a slower moving creature for a change isn't it! smile I'm anxious to see some of yours! Hope your physio is going great!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Aug 2011, 05:57
It still boggles the mind that he is this color, Elizabeth! It's hard to think of him as being creepy. smile This series is fun.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I know- he's just to poofy and pretty to be creepy! Thanks Ginnie!
A great macro Elizabeth. I love the color.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Frances- he is quite colorful!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Aug 2011, 07:48
These just get better and better! Looks like he's cast off his oven mitts now smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes- and lo we see his little lobster pincers! smile Thanks so much Alan!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Aug 2011, 09:13
You really did get close here Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Love my macro lens- most of the time things move about to quickly for me though!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Aug 2011, 10:23
What an amazing creature you are showing us Elizabeth. Most educational.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad you've enjoyed him Chad!
Amazing colours Elizabeth,
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Frank! I hope I can get pics of his chrysalis and butterfly... but I'm not sure he's made it.
even better than yesterdays close up
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Chantal!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Aug 2011, 10:49
Good image interesting looking critter
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much V! Check yesterdays and the day before for other views of him!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Aug 2011, 10:58
Are you Ray's sister? wink

A real colourful specimen.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Haha!!! No- but I'm trying to learn from the Master of Macro!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Aug 2011, 11:11
Having a dainty snack ;o)
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Gotta fatten up!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Aug 2011, 15:16
This is close, it must devour this plant quite quickly smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: He did quite a number on it, but as this plant was a native volunteer - I figured that's what it was there for!
This just needs to be a wee bit sharper Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yah? I'll try harder next time! smile
It is a delightful little character.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, and even more delightful if he makes it to butterfly'dome!
We've seen the beautiful face, we've seen the cuddly side, now we're seeing the athletic side. Very well seen.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes Sheila! Good way of seeing it! I like athletic! Thank you!
Great close up, a caterpillar with bags of character smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And rolls of fun!
Yow! Amazing. Where's his hookah?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Didn't want me to steal it!
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 28 Aug 2011, 19:13
Beautiful series!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Fabrice!

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