Halloween Mask - Made in USA by Mother Nature - The many COMICAL FACES of Papilio glaucus

Oh..... what BIG eyes you have!

Goldenrod..... a nice harmonious color backdrop.

Tulip Poplar is a favorite food of this caterpillar in my backyard.

Giving Pinocchio a run for his money with this face ;0)

I'm shy!

(don't forget to click on images to supersize)

Hard to believe it transforms into a gorgeous Swallowtail Butterfly.

Such a sweet sad face ;0(

Almost time for metamorphosis.
Will it be a Black or Yellow Swallowtail? Stay tuned for results.

More information on the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail at

Photographs by Carolyn Hietala


...Kat said...

I so love caterpillars and these are fabulous images and commentary. I feel so at home looking through your works ;-) I hope to come here often and brighten my day here

Carolyn Hietala said...

Thanks Kat for your kind words. Ditto BTW ;0)
This little caterpillar is a chrysalis now but I think maybe it will emerge next year as it has become chilly here in Virginia.... we'll see ;0)
I will visit your blog often. Lovely. Thank goodness for nature lovers!

...Kat said...

Hurray fir US!

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