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Help…. Last year I found this orange dinasour looking bug. Everyone that I showed this picture to said that they thought it was fake. Can you please help. Please advise
Thanks
Bambi

Hi Bambi,
This is a Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar. Judging by the posture and coloration, it is getting ready to form a chrysalis. The Caterpillars are normally green and often change color to a bright orange. The eyespots are a defensive form of coloration to frighten predators.

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