Subject: cateplillar with eyes to scare predators?
December 1, 2013 8:41 am
We found this caterpillar in our garden- Gurgaon, India…and it looked beautiful and scary at first sight!!if there is one, does it mean there will be others too in our garden? in fact we saw another green with black strips ( pic-3) caterpillars in our garden!!
Our 8 year old daughter- Arushi- clicked these pictures….and we are very keen to find out more about them( both caterpillars )
Hello again Arushi,
Your second caterpillar is a Swallowtail Caterpillar, and in our opinion it is one of the species that feeds on the leaves of citrus trees. Your photo does not have enough detail for a definite species identification, but we believe this is one of two species. It is either a Lime Butterfly, Papilio demoleus malayanus, or a Common Mormon, Papilio polytes.