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Is this a young Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar? - Papilio glaucus

Is this a young Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar? - Papilio glaucus
Seymour, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA
May 27, 2008
I came across this caterpillar today and would love to know what kind it is. Im thinkin Tiger Swallowtail, but im not sure. any confirmation or correction would be appreciated.

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Is this a young Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar? - Papilio glaucus Is this a young Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar? - Papilio glaucus

What host plant?
I'm in Franklin TN and I've been looking for these. What host plant was this on? I have checked the tuliptrees a few times but with the trees being over 30 feet tall it's not easy to search for larvae.

 
Im not sure...
Im not sure which plant this one was on but ive read they eat ashes, birches, tulip trees, black cherry, and other broadleaf trees.

 
By looking at the picture, I'
By looking at the picture, I'd say it looks like it might be a poplar, most likely tuliptree in that case.

 
I was just looking online
and i think its an Ash, which is listed as one of their food plants.

 
I don't think so
Ash has a compound leaf and individual leaflets would not be this big. Next time, just get a more complete shot of the host plant too -it never hurts and is often very helpful.

 
I dont think it was tuliptree.
I know what the leaves look like and it isnt these.

 
Definitely doesn't look like an ash
and if it's not a poplar I'm not sure, but I'll be compiling a list of their host plants so I can go hunting on more than just one species of tree.

Looks good for Eastern Tiger
- both in coloration and position on top of the leaf. Compare:



See guide.

 
I was wondering
if it is common to only find one caterpillar? there was tons of the plant it was on but this one was the only one I found.

 
yep looks good to me.
Thanks so much for the info

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