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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

Common Name:

Scientific Name:

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio glaucus

Type:

Insect

Habitat/ Range:

Eastern North America

Size:

3 - 5 in

Conservation Status:

Unlisted

Did You Know?:

The false eyespots on the caterpillar’s head serve to ward off predators by tricking them into believing they are a larger animal.

You find a bright green caterpillar with two large false eyes above its true, smaller eyes