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Life cycle with diapause: weaving - Papilio zelicaon

Life cycle with diapause: weaving - Papilio zelicaon
Alameda County, California, USA
September 7, 2009
From above; the caterpillar had attached itself to the screen head-up. It added silk alternately to the left and right sides of the supporting thread around its middle, pausing in between (to secrete more silk?). This photo makes clear that the structure is not a single fiber.

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