Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar (Papilio cresphontes)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar (Papilio cresphontes)

Larval hosts are in the citrus family. Florida Native Plants include WILD LIME (Zanthoxylum fagara), Hercules club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) and hop tree (Ptelea trifoliata).

This one was on my poor excuse of an orange tree

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=8

My take: http://osceolaflgardenblahblahblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/awakening-giant-swallowtail.html

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