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Poisonous looking caterpillar  - Battus philenor

Poisonous looking caterpillar - Battus philenor
Spring branch, Comal County, Texas, USA
April 24, 2016

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Pipevine Swallowtail
Looks like a Pipevine swallowtail cat to me - Battus philenor - but not positive that the Polydamas swallowtail doesn't range into southern TX. Both feed on Pipevine so must be a plant nearby.

 
Location
Is central Texas part of their range? This was seen north of San Antonio, really almost in the middle of the state.

 
Pipevine Swallowtail
The 5th instar Polydamas cat is actually quite different. Here is a BG photo. I think your guy is philenor.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/210869/bgpage

 
South Texas
According to BAMONA the Polydamas swallowtails range does include south Texas. I don't know how to tell the difference between the two cats.

http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Battus-polydamas

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