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Caterpillar Bird-dropping Mimic - Papilio rutulus

Caterpillar Bird-dropping Mimic - Papilio rutulus
5 mi. south of Port Angeles, ~2,000 ft. elevation, Clallam County, Washington, USA
August 18, 2008
Size: ~1.5 cm

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Moved
Moved from Papilio.

Papilio eurymedon or rutulus
It's a young one. Perhaps someone else will know how to tell the younger Tiger caterpillars apart.

follow-up oops, I now see that this has already been suggested under one of the other photos. It is apparently feeding on Alder, which could be a clue. I'm not sure which species favors Alder in your region (perhaps both?).

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