|All caterpillar photos by Debbie Bird, 9/4/11. Debbie and her husband Jerry are members of the SCVN class of 2011.|
These are the larvae (caterpillars) of the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly. (Talk about metamorphosis!) These little critters have totally denuded the Pipevine (Aristolocia watsonii) plant, their food source at this stage (see a whole one below).
|Photo by Carol Tornow, who, along with her husband Walt, is mentoring Debbie and Jerry.|