Geographic location of the bug: Southern California, U.S.A
Time: 04:23 PM EDT
Hi! So I was just watering my lemon tree when I found this little weirdo hanging out. He’s 2 inches long and is a very thick boi. He seems to have only eaten 3ish leaves, so I think a bird dropped him or something. He was moving a bit when I found him, but he’s been completely still for the past 10 minutes. There are also these clear dot things I can’t tell if they’re eggs or not.
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This is the caterpillar of a Giant Swallowtail, commonly called an Orange Dog because they feed on the leaves or orange and other citrus trees. The do not do enough damage to be considered a problem.