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What kind of Caterpillar is this? - Battus philenor

What kind of Caterpillar is this? - Battus philenor
Winters, Lake Solano Park, Yolo County, California, USA
October 24, 2015
What kind of caterpillar is this? Its body looks like that of a Pipevine Swallowtail, but the head and tail-end are the wrong shape and color.

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What kind of Caterpillar is this? - Battus philenor What kind of Caterpillar is this? - Battus philenor

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You are correct in your first guess.

There can be a lot of variation in the head, from red, to yellow, to black.

I think it is based on temperature or diet.

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