Monday, July 5, 2010

Petey the Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

 So I'm starting this blog today mostly to share cool things I come across, and to put off work I should be doing. This blog will include wildflower adventures, parks and places, photos, and whatever.

One week ago I found a caterpillar on the handle of my mailbox. At first I thought it was a bird dropping, but then noticed it had eyespots. My sister, Marie, named him Petey and he now lives in a jar. Petey has changed in one week and is green and quite attractive. I believe he is a Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar.

Petey as I found him on the handle of the mailbox.

Petey showing off his Osmeterium!
Petey five days after I found him.

1 comment:

stratovolcano said...

What an interesting worm! Amazing how it has changed from brown to green.