could you tell me what this is?
hi I live in california Southern….and found this guy..but would live to know what it will turn into.
This is an Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar. They resemble Black Swallowtail Caterpillars, but as you live in Southern California and that is the range of the Anise Swallowtail, we are sure it is the Papilio zelicaon. The orange horns are an intricate defense mechanism. If the caterpillar is disturbed, it rears up and reveals these orange fleshy organs that release a foul odor.