Life and Times of a Snake Mimic: Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillars

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Spicebush swallowtails are incredibly beautiful as both caterpillars and butterflies. The caterpillars begin as bird poop mimics and then turn into snake mimics as they get bigger. They feed exclusively on spicebush and sassafras. A full grown, happy caterpillar can … Continue reading