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Giant Swallowtail - Papilio rumiko

Giant Swallowtail - Papilio rumiko
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
August 8, 2007
A hatchling is nibbling on its egg.


Female P. crestphontes
I didn't know they had bristles, or is it setae? I see these a lot on my citrus tree and have raised them. My question is, how can you tell it's female fromthe larva?

Thanks, it's a cool picture.


I can't. This picture was added to a group of pictures that started with a female adult giant swallowtail. I have corrected the entry.

Very nice
Thanks for adding.