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Photo#820372
caterpillar? - Papilio cresphontes

caterpillar? - Papilio cresphontes
Waterville, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
August 8, 2013
Size: .5 inch

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

It's not Zanthoxylum, which has pinnate leaves.
It looks like these leaves are three parted, so we're guessing it is Ptelea, which is also in the Citrus family.

 
I'll add this to my list of h
I'll add this to my list of host plants for this species. Thanks!

 
Hoptree
Yes, citrus family - Hoptree Ptelea trifoliate.

 
I looked at information in on
I looked at information in on of my tree and shrub guides and discovered I do have this species on our land also. I will have to scan the leaves for developing larva. The timing is right for their second round.

 
We also find Papilio glaucus on Ptelea
here in Chicago, so both are possible, Cresphontes is known to feed on citrus, which is why they are found on Zanthoxylum and Ptelea which are our two northern plants in the citrus family. Down in Florida, we would imagine it is seen as a pest!

 
Agree
I agree with the Balaban's ID of Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata).

 
thanks, John
thanks, John

 
Here in mid Michigan, I find
Here in mid Michigan, I find this species on prickly ash

plant stock
I would be interested to know which plant it was feeding on please.

 
photo of plant
Louise, I've added a photo of the plant.

Can you ID the plant from this photo? If so, let me know what it is.

Thanks.

 
Are their any thorns on the p
Are their any thorns on the plant or green or red berries?

 
Don't know.
I looked at the plant but didn't recognize what it was. I'll try to find the plant again and try to ID it.

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes. Nice close-up!

 
Thanks..
Thanks Lee.

baby
swallowtail butterfly!

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