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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
Larva sits on a web it spins suspended above leaf! reflective qualities of most swallowtail larva make them very difficult to Photograph. This photo was taken on 09/26/16

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3rd
Is this 3rd instar? Early or late?

 
Third instar
Five days into third instar.

 
Dates for series?
Robert, this is a nifty series (even if the egg isn't technically part of it).

It would be helpful if you would add the actual date that you took each photo -- that would let people see how long the different stages/instars last.

Right now the photos are all dated September 26, which I assume is when you uploaded them rather than when you took them. If your photo files have dates on them, you can go back and edit the image information to fix the dates for each individual photo in the series.

Thanks for sharing these photos!

 
Yes i have all the dates in the data area!
I will work on putting dates in each post for actual dates, its such a beautiful thing i just had to share it! Thanks for your support on this and such positive input!