What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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2 Responses to Anise Swallowtail Caterpillar

  1. Cyd says:

    I just found this very caterpillar munching on my flat leaf parsley. I live just west of tulsa, ok. Is this little guy going to be alright? I’very never seen one in my garden. It is identical to the picture the person posted from Southern California.

    Cyd GG

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