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Caterpillar ID- Now indentified as Dainty Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar

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    VanessaVanessa
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    Can anyone identify this creature for me

    When it gets “attacked” it has these yellow antenna things that come out from the front of it

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    SteveSteve
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    Is it a Dainty Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar?

    http://www.backyardbuddies.net.au/bmail/Bmail_February_2012.html

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    BlueWrenBlueWren
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    Looks like it Steve.That’s a great link btw.

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    VanessaVanessa
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    Thank you for that so it seems like it is not so much of a pest then, I think I have seen one or two of these butterflies around but not very often.

    I threw one over the fence for the birds to get (so I now hope it found cover) and then when I found a second one DP wanted to feed it to the chooks, because it was eating the lemon tree.

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