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Western Tiger Swallowtail Larva 1st-3rd Instar - Papilio rutulus

Western Tiger Swallowtail Larva 1st-3rd Instar - Papilio rutulus
San Clemente, Orange County, California, USA
September 26, 2016
Size: mm
Photo date 09/21/16, 3rd Instar Molt fresh.

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3rd
So this is molt from 2nd to 3rd, I'm guessing, which makes the other photo late 3rd. If so very interesting. P. glaucus is brown at molt from 2nd to 3rd and turns green in late 3rd before molting to 4th. In our area P. multicaudatus is brown into 4th and then late begins to turn finishing the process in 5th.

 
I guess its Possible that i m
I guess its Possible that i missed a Molt, but I don't think we did i guess we will find out by how many more molts we have thanks for sharing that info as its hard to get on this larva.

 
3rd
I don't think you missed one. This looks like 3rd to me. Hopefully you can get photos of 4th and 5th. We don't have Western's anywhere near here so I've never seen one of their cats. The 2 we found in CO and brought home to rear - ended up being Two-taileds. And the 4th instars were green while in western NE the one I found was brown. A mystery I'd like to solve. I would like to know the differences between the 4 very similar species. Eastern, Western, Pale and Two-tailed.

 
yes 2nd to 3rd
This is the first larva of western swallowtail i have been able to find, We planted Arroyo Willow from a cutting and so far we have had several groups of Mourning Cloak, then we found this larva, we have always wanted to raise one of these!

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